Panfil Closing in on Illini Offer

Lincoln Way Central (Ill.) senior defensive end Evan Panfil recaps his Illinois visit and talks about whether an offer may be forthcoming.

Currently with nine offers, Lincoln Way Central defensive end Evan Panfil visited Illinois on Saturday, a school who has not offered yet, but still has the 6'5, 230-lb senior on their board.

"The visit went great," he said. "I got to talk to Coach Beckman and Whitney Mercilus. I also talked with Coach Ward and Coach Gilmore."

Panfil camped with the Illini this summer, and also visited in September. Now that he has provided further film from this year, he finds himself in line for a potential offer.

"The coaches indicated that I'm very close to an offer. They just want to thoroughly review my last senior tape I sent to them."

Panfil's other offers come from Ball State, Bowling Green, Colorado State, Miami (Ohio), New Mexico, Toledo, Wyoming, Illinois State and North Dakota.

He says he has no other upcoming visits.

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