Libertyville senior defensive tackle Ryan O'Malley (6-foot-4, 280 pounds) ended his recruiting process on Monday and gave Army his verbal commitment.
"I was really sold on West Point and academy life after my two unofficial visits," O'Malley said. "I just saw myself being at Army and being a part of the academy. After those two unofficial visits I knew I was ready to be a leader, an officer and setting myself up for a chance to be successful in life."
O'Malley initially verbally committed to Illinois, under then head coach Tim Beckman, but then had his scholarship pulled after Beckman's firing.
Montini Catholic junior defensive tackle Joe Spivak (6-foot-1, 292 pounds) was able to make an unofficial visit to Princeton last weekend.
"I went out to Princeton this past weekend for an unofficial visit with Niko (Ivanisevic) from Hinsdale Central," Spivak said. "It was my first visit out East and I had a great time."
Spivak, who is holding ten scholarship offers and has steady interest from Northwestern and Missouri, isn't in any hurry to make his college choice.
"I'm going to Northwestern this Saturday for a gameday visit," Spivak said. "I'm still not sure on official visits or really which schools I'll visit to be honest. I have time right now before I make a decision."
Creo Argue Jr. (DE), Crete-Monee
Crete-Monee senior defensive end Creo Argue Jr. (6-foot-3, 225 pounds) has been playing terrific this season for head coach John Konecki.
"I've been talking lately with the coaches from Western Illinois, Southern Illinois, NIU, North Dakota State, North Dakota, Grand Valley State, Western Michigan, Eastern Michigan plus a lot of other smaller level schools," Argue Jr. said.
Argue Jr. has made unofficial visits to Grand Valley State, and also plans to visit Western Illinois.
Bron Hill (WR), TF South
TF South senior wide receiver Bron Hill (6-foot-5, 170 pounds) was known more for his exploits on the basketball court leading up to this season, but Hill has now broken the school record for touchdown catches (35 receptions, 700 yards, 10 TDs) and colleges have started to take notice.
Hill was able to make two recent college game visits to SIU and Illinois State, and is also drawing serious looks from Western Illinois, Eastern Illinois and South Dakota State..
Glenbard North junior defensive back Tyrik Henderson (5-foot-11, 170 pounds) was able to make a recent visit to Central Michigan.
"I visited Central Michigan a few weeks ago for the Ball State game," Henderson said. "It was a very fun visit. Central Michigan really had a lot of things to like. From the stadium to the fanbase it was just something special. They are really headed in the right direction and I had a great first visit."
Henderson, who has offers from Central Michigan, Missouri, Purdue, South Dakota State and Toledo, has also started to draw interest from Syracuse, Notre Dame and Michigan State. Henderson is hoping to visit both Syracuse and Notre Dame sometime this fall.