Ken Aguirre (DL), Joliet Catholic
The senior defensive linemen gave Western Michigan his verbal commitment over the weekend.
"I'm pretty excited about my choice," Aguirre said. "I knew for awhile that I wanted to go to Western Michigan but I waited a bit to decide. Looking back, I just always felt that I was wanted the most and recruited the hardest by WMU."
Matt Chmielewski (OG), Lockport
The senior guard (6-foot-4, 312 pounds) gave Southern Illinois University head coach Dale Lennon his verbal commitment this past weekend.
"I've been to SIU three-or-four different times now and I just feel very comfortable," Chmielewski said. "I enjoyed getting to know the coaches and some of the players. I also love the overall atmosphere in and around the football program. I also love the campus and the facilities at SIU and SIU just feels like the right place for me."
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Prince Walker (RB), Montini Catholic
Walker (5-foot-9, 180 pounds) is having a terrific junior season for the undefeated Broncos and has has made a few recent unofficial visits.
"I've been able to make a few college visits this fall. I went to games at Iowa, Indiana and also NIU," Walker said. "I had a good visit to Iowa and overall it went well. I also visited Indiana and I was able to talk to Leon (Thornton) and I really liked Indiana. Leon and I have been friends since my freshman year and he loves it at Indiana. I'll need to put the visits on hold for now. We start the state playoffs this week and you just never know when they will play the games until early in the week. It makes it hard to schedule and set up anything, plus my focus is strictly on my team first."
Former Plainfield South standout linebacker Clifton Garrett, who transferred out of LSU, has been at JUCO power Arizona Western this season. Garrett, who is playing for former Joliet Junior College head coach Tom Minnick at Arizona Western, made an official visit to the University of Alabama-Birmingham over the weekend and gave them his verbal commitment.
UAB was originally set to disband its football program, but has since been reinstated football and will return for the 2017 season.
"They (UAB) are letting guys that are going to UAB to freeze their clock, basically," Garrett told Rivals.com Midwest Recruiting Expert Josh Helmholdt. "I am thinking about enrolling in January, then I'll get that whole year off. I'll grind, get my academics right, get a chance to work on my Business major, take my internships and things like that. It's a huge help when you get a year off to work on academics."