Friday Night Lights: Week 3

IlliniPlaybook will be out and about again this weekend. See which game we'll be watching and which Illinois prospect in particular we'll have an eye on.

The big matchup this week in Illinois high school football is De La Salle hosting Mt. Carmel. For more on that game, follow National Recruiting Analyst Allen Trieu (@AllenTrieu)

Out in the Chicago suburbs, Glenbard North will travel to West Chicago to see if they can keep the ball rolling following a 31-16 win over Carmel last weekend.

Glenbard North features one player in particular who shines on both sides of the ball:

Player Spotlight:

Jackson is one shifty back. He plays both running back and defensive back in high school, but either way, when he gets the ball in his hands, he's a threat to take it the distance no matter what. He cuts on a dime and can fly in the open field. He already holds offers from Boston College, Illinois, Northwestern, and Purdue. A big season could even catapult him to more.


Glenbard teams are historically well-coached, and after a meaningful win against Carmel last week, I see Jackson going for 200 on the ground and 2-3 touchdowns. He's electric with the ball, and West Chicago isn't the most stalwart defense out there.

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