While most coaches are busy this month visiting high schools and evaluating the Class of 2016 during the NCAA spring football evaluation period, the University of Toledo has extended early offers to a handful of players from the Class of 2017. The Rockets have been very aggressive during recent recruiting sessions, hoping to make an early impression on some top names from the Class of 2017.
Neuqua Valley wide receiver Isaiah Robertson (6-foot-2, 185 pounds), Naperville Central offensive guard Trevor Campbell (6-foot-5, 275 pounds) and De La Salle wide receiver Eric Rooks (6-foot-3, 190 pounds) have all added offers from Toledo this past week.
So did the Rockets make a strong first impression?
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"I was very surprised to get my first offer from Toledo," Campbell said. "It's just a pretty awesome feeling and I'll look into Toledo more and I'll visit the school this summer."
Below is a rundown of players that have received offers this past week:
Class of 2016
Drake Spears (DB), West Aurora: Toledo
Sean Williams (LB), Morgan Park: Northern Illinois, Bowling Green
Mike Panasiuk (DT), Lake Park: North Carolina
Anthony Thompson (QB), Mount Carmel: Northern Illinois (committed)
Daniel Joseph (DE), Lake Forest: Michigan
Quayvon Skanes (WR), Phillips: Eastern Michigan
Desmond Bland (OG), Homewood-Flossmoor: Bowling Green, Iowa State
Class of 2017
A.J. Epenesa (DE), Edwardsville: Tennessee