Jeff Thomas (WR), East St. Louis
East St. Louis senior four-star ranked wide receiver Jeff Thomas (5-foot-10, 170 pounds) had a breakout performance in last Saturday's Under Armour All-America game. Thomas, who caught three passes for 148 yards and two touchdowns, which included two jaw-dropping touchdown receptions (44 yards and 79 yards).
Thomas, who remains uncommitted, also has a chance in his list of favorite schools.
"Illinois is still my leader," Thomas told Rivals.com after the Under Armour All-America game. "I'm going to take an official visit there this month."
Thomas has set official visits so far to Louisville (Jan. 14) and Miami (Jan. 21), and is also considering visits to Illinois, Oregon and Tennessee.
Clay Czyzynski (QB), New Trier
New Trier senior quarterback Clay Czyzynski (5-foot-10, 205 pounds) received a late offer from Army earlier this week and gave them his verbal commitment.
"Army had remained in touch and interested for awhile," Czyzynski said. "They wanted to wait on my updated test score before they offered me. I received a message to call my recruiting coach at Army (Tucker Waugh) a few days ago. I called coach Waugh and Army offered me and I committed to them right away."
Micah Jones (WR), Warren Township
Warren Township four-star ranked junior wide receiver Micah Jones (6-foot-5, 200 pounds) has several early verbal scholarship offers. Expect Jones to advance his recruiting process this month.
"I'm planning to make some overnight unofficial visits this sometime this month," Jones said. "I'm looking to make visits to Notre Dame, Michigan State, Northwestern and Ole Miss. I still need to set things up but that's my plan for now. I'm looking at making a decision in late March or sometime in April."
Jones has been on several recruiting radar screens since his freshman year at Warren Township and currently has 14 scholarship offers, along with serious interest from most Power 5 programs.
Josh Maize (DE), Deerfield
Deerfield senior three-star ranked defensive end Josh Maize (6-foot-4, 240 pounds) was considered to be leaning toward UConn after making a Dec. 9 official visit, but the Huskies have since fired head coach Bob Diaco. UConn replaced Diaco with Randy Edsell, and Maize had a New Years Eve talk with the new coach of the Huskies.
"I was able to talk to Randy Edsall on New Years Eve," Maize said. "We had a good talk and I was able to get a feel for him and how he likes to coach. I feel really good about coach Edsall and feel good about our conversation.
"I have just one weekend open to make an official visit (Jan. 20) so I'm being very selective in setting up any official visit for that weekend. I'm going to take part in the Blue Gray All Star Game on Jan. 12 then I'll be at the Team USA game on Jan. 23. I'll make a decision after I take one last official visit."