Preps Talk

Preps Talk

Steven Frank (QB), Oswego

Frank (6-foot-4, 216 pounds) added his latest scholarship offer from Boston College. Frank, who stayed in touch with the Eagles coaching staff, recently pointed toward a strong throwing session in front of the Boston College coaches as a key in adding his offer.

"I just starting getting contact from them (Boston College) a few weeks ago," Frank said. "They said they wanted to see me throw. The coach from Boston College came out last week and really liked me. I threw pretty well and they offered."

Frank admitted that the offer from Boston College definitely caught his attention.

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"It's a pretty big offer. Boston College has strong academics and they also play in the ACC (Atlantic Coast Conference) which is a very good football conference."

Erik Swenson (OT), Downers Grove South

Still wondering if Swenson (6-foot-5, 300 pounds) remains committed to Michigan? Swenson, who committed to Michigan in 2013, is still very much on board with the Wolverines. A spring break visit to Alabama couldn't sway him to change his decision. 

"I did visit Alabama with my younger cousin on our way to Florida over spring break," Swenson said. "I mean I had a great visit at Alabama and everyone was great. The facilities are amazing at Alabama and they made us feel very welcomed. In the end, Alabama just is not the school for me. I just feel comfortable and at home at Michigan. It's really as simple as that."


Sean Williams (ILB), Morgan Park

Williams (6-foot-2, 220 pounds) is the latest name to emerge this spring. Williams, who has scholarship offers from Northern Illinois, Bowling Green and Toledo, has begun to draw recruiting looks and in-school visits from a handful of Big Ten schools.

"I have offers now from NIU, Bowling Green and Toledo offered me [Tuesday]," Williams said. "We also had coaches from Northwestern and Wisconsin here at school today. Indiana is also supposed to be at school soon."

Does Williams have a dream school?

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"My dream school would be Nebraska. Nebraska ironically will be making an in-school visit sometime over the next few weeks. I've always been a fan of Nebraska and they just always have a swagger and it's just big time college football. I've never visited Nebraska but I want to get that done sometime this summer."

Nick Niemann (OLB), Sycamore

Niemann (6-foot-3, 205 pounds) added his latest offer from the Badgers. Niemann, who is the son of NIU defensive coordinator Jay Niemann, now has nine scholarship offers including NIU, Illinois, Iowa, Iowa State and Wisconsin. Niemann, whose older brother Ben Niemann is a sophomore linebacker at Iowa, has plenty of offers with family connections but remains open on his favorites.

"I'm still open to options and no one is ruled out yet," Niemann said."I'm going to take my time and make my decision when I feel one hundred percent comfortable with my decision."

James Robinson (RB), Rockford Lutheran | Barrington Wade (LB/RB), Niles North

Speaking of Iowa, both Robinson (5-foot-11, 215 pounds) and Wade (6-foot-1, 207 pounds) have both named the Hawkeyes as early leaders. Robinson, who is 1,874 rushing yards and one rushing touchdown shy of setting IHSA records in both categories, was impressed with his Iowa spring game visit.

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"Iowa is my leader so far," Robinson added after his recent Iowa visit. "I still need to get out and see more schools but for now I really like Iowa."

Tyler Tsagalis (QB), Notre Dame

Tsagalis (6-foot-3, 205 pounds) added his first scholarship offer late last week from Western Illinois.


"I was asked to go in a few hours early to WIU before the spring game by the coaches at Western Illinois," Tsagalis said. "I had a chance to look around the campus and the facilities at WIU. I was also pulled into the coaches office and that's when WIU offered me."

Tsagalis is also drawing plenty of looks during the spring evaluation period.

"Syracuse is planning to be in school tomorrow. Bowling Green was also already here and I was at Bowling Green over my spring break for a practice."