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Recruiting news and notes: Hersey QB Owen Goldsberry adds to offer list

Recruiting news and notes: Hersey QB Owen Goldsberry adds to offer list

Glenbard North senior defensive back Josh Flowers (5-foot-11, 175 pounds) was simply one of the top overall performers at Monday night's North Central College satellite camp, which was co-hosted by Iowa State and several other schools. After the camp, Flowers secured his first scholarship offer from Illinois State who watched himat the camp on Monday. 

"It feels great," Flowers said. "I had thought that if I went and showed out at the camp that someone would take notice and hopefully one school would offer me."

Flowers, who is now the third Glenbard North starter in its secondary to receive a D1 level offer (Greg Newsome/Northwestern commit and Tyrik Henderson/Minnesota commit). Flowers plans to camp Wednesday night at the North Central College satellite camp and also at Western Michigan on Monday.

Lemont senior wide receiver Austin Nagel (6-foot-1, 170 pounds) was also highly impressive at Monday's satellite camp and added an offer from the Redbirds as well.

"It feels great to get my first offer from Illinois State," Nagel said. "I really had no idea they would offer me. They saw me in school a few times over the spring and seemed to like me but I really didn't hear much from them until tonight (Monday)."

Nagel, who is a cousin of former Lemont and Northwestern standouts Brett and Aaron Nagel and current Northwestern wide receiver Flynn Nagel is also planning to camp Wednesday night at the NCC satellite camp.

Hersey senior quarterback Owen Goldsberry (6-foot-1, 195 pounds) is coming off a very strong spring evaluation period that saw Goldsberry add several new scholarship offers. 

"I have seven offers now," Goldsberry said. "I have offers from SIU, WIU, Illinois State, South Dakota State, South Dakota, North Dakota and Indiana State. I've also been in touch with some bigger D1 schools and it's been a good spring for me."

Goldsberry is also drawing scholarship offers at various positions as well.

"Every school seems to have a different idea about me when it comes to a position. Some schools like Illinois State have offered me as a wide receiver. Others like me as a quarterback, outside linebacker and some also like me as a safety. I've always been pretty open to playing any position that helps my team so position isn't a big deal to be honest."

Palatine senior defensive end Bryant Smith  (6-foot-5, 215 pounds) also finished the spring evaluation period strong.

"Colorado State was my last offer a week or two ago," according to Smith. "I have offers now from Colorado State, Wyoming and Western Illinois."

Smith also plans to remains busy this early summer.

"I'm going to camp at North Central College satellite camps on June 6th and June 7th. I'm also planning to go to the Elmhurst College satellite camp along with the Northwestern Showcase camp, plus the NIU one day and also North Dakota State."

Recruiting News and Notes: Samson Evans nearing college decision

Recruiting News and Notes: Samson Evans nearing college decision

Samson Evans (ATH), Prairie Ridge

Prairie Ridge three-star junior Samson Evans (6-foot-1, 190 pounds) is planning to announce his college decision soon.

"I'm planning to make my college decision soon," Evans said. "I'm just going to make my decision and put it out there. I'm not going to narrow anything down or name any favorites. It's easier that way and I just don't want any sort of drama."

Evans, who has a dozen scholarship offers, has made multiple visits to Iowa over the past year and is seen as a Hawkeyes lean. Evans' Prairie Ridge teammate, junior offensive guard Jeff Jenkins (6-foot-4, 280 pounds), pledged to the Hawkeyes in January. 

Addison West (OG), Cary-Grove

Cary-Grove sophomore offensive guard Addison West (6-foot-4, 275 pounds) recently added his first scholarship offer from Central Michigan. 

"The coach from Central Michigan was in my school on Monday," West said. "They watched one of our morning workouts and I was able to talk to the coaches later on and that's when they offered me."

West has seen a steady flow of college coaches at Cary-Grove this spring.

"We've seen a lot of college coaches in school so far this month," West said. "Penn State, Michigan State, Western Illinois and Illinois State have all been in school recently. The feedback from the coaches has been pretty positive. They all want me to come and camp with them this summer."

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Charlie Gross (OT), Loyola Academy

Loyola Academy junior offensive tackle Charlie Gross (6-foot-5, 280 pounds) has added several scholarship offers and strong Power 5 interest this spring.

"I have 13 scholarship offers now," Gross said. "Last week we had schools such as Penn State, Illinois, Boston College and several smaller level colleges watching our workouts. A lot of the coaches want me to come and camp with them this summer, including several Big ten schools."

Gross has also started to plan his summer camp travels.

"I'm going to the North Central College satellite camp, along with the Elmhurst college satellite camp," Gross said. "I'm still trying to sort it all out but I know I'll add a few more camps soon. Penn State, Illinois and Purdue all want me to camp so I might end up camping at those schools this summer."

Owen Goldsberry (QB), Hersey

Hersey junior quarterback Owen Goldsberry (6-foot-1, 195 pounds) has added five scholarship offers this spring, and continues to draw strong recruiting interest heading into the summer camp period.

"I have offers now from SIU, WIU, South Dakota, South Dakota State and Indiana State," Goldsberry said. "Lately, schools like NIU, Ohio, Wyoming and several other MAC schools have either been in school or they have reached out."

Goldsberry is set to take part in the Northwestern Showcase camp in early June and plans to schedule more camp dates.