Bolingbrook has been a must stop for years for college coaches and recruiters, and the Raiders and head coach John Ivlow continue to develop high level talent in high demand.
Bolingbrook already has seen Class of 20121 safety Justin Walters commit to Notre Dame earlier this month, and the Raiders also have more names emerging this winter.
Bolingbrook (Ill.) junior three-star ranked outside linebacker recruit Tyler McLaurin (6-foot-2, 210 pounds) has continued to add more scholarship offers despite being in the middle of a recruiting dead period.
"I've been able to add some recent scholarship offers," McLaurin said. "My latest offers come from Boston College, Missouri, Texas Tech and Virginia."
McLaurin is also starting to look harder at his upcoming spring visit plans but is also hoping to delay his visits because of basketball.
"I know that I'm going to visit Iowa State and also Nebraska this spring. I also want to get out to visit more schools, but it all depends on my basketball schedule. We are having a great season so far (26-5) and we are aiming for a deep state playoff run. I'm sure I'll try to fit a few more visits later this spring but again it all depends on my schedule and the state playoffs."
Does McLaurin have a time frame just yet for making a college decision?
"I'm hoping to make some official visits towards the end of May or early June. Ideally I would be making a college decision by the end of July, but that's still a ways away. Hopefully the timing will all work out but I also don't want to rush anything just to make a decision near a set date."
Tyler McLaurin is currently holding 14 FBS level scholarship offers this winter.
Bolingbrook junior DB Malik Rainey (5-foot-11, 175 pounds) was able to add his first ACC offer earlier this week when the University of Virginia extended him a scholarship offer.
"The offer from Virginia was sort of a surprise," Rainey said. "My head coach (John Ivlow) shared my video with one of the coaches at Virginia. I was then asked to call back the coaches at Virginia and that's when they offered me."
Rainey, who is playing 7on7 this winter and spring for Boom Midwest has also been drawing increased recruiting attention this winter.
"I have offers now from Virginia and Kent State. I've also been in contact with the coaches from Texas Tech, Kansas State, Nebraska, Miami of Ohio along with several other MAC schools."
Does Rainey have any upcoming spring visit plans?
"I have three visits I'm looking to make this spring. I want to get out to visit Kansas State, Virginia and also Kent State. When I visit a school I'm looking to just get to know the coaches better and I'm also looking for a school; where I feel comfortable and at home."
Chicago (Ill.) Simeon three-star ranked offensive tackle Cameron James (6-foot-8, 280 pounds) has continued to draw plenty of scholarship offers and recruiting attention this winter. James checks in and lays out his upcoming spring college visit plans and more here.
"My latest offer is from Michigan State," James said. "It's a big offer for sure. They are always strong upfront and they always have a great defense. I also like the Michigan State offense as well."
James also filled us in on his upcoming spring unofficial visit plans.
"I'm going to make some visits next month (March). I'm going to go back to Purdue for a spring practice. I'm also looking at visiting both Minnesota and Missouri in March. Those are the only visits I have planned for now."
James has 17 FBS level scholarship offers so far this winter.
Oak Park (Ill.) Fenwick sophomore dual quarterback prospect Kaden Cobb (6-foot-3, 180 pounds) is getting ready for what he hopes is a big 2020 junior season. Cobb is also planning on having a very busy upcoming spring recruiting period and recaps his latest recruiting news and more here.
"I've been in touch with several college coaches this winter and a lot of them want me to come out and make a spring visit. I'm already set to go back to Iowa on March 1st. l'm also set to visit Indiana on March 7th and then visit Michigan State on March 8th. I'm also going to visit Michigan sometime in either late March or early April. Missouri has also been in touch and I'm hoping to visit them sometime this spring."
Cobb is excited about the growing list of college coaches expected to visit his school this spring.
"It seems like a lot of the college coaches will be in school this spring and they all want to see me throw. I know that so far we are expecting coaches from Notre Dame, Michigan, Purdue, Indiana, Minnesota and Northwestern."