Midwest Recruiting Notebook

Plenty of new offers and news from the junior class. Stay up to date with the Midwest's best right here.

Thomas Lands Two More
Detroit Renaissance linebacker and five-star prospect Lawrence Thomas added to his already impressive offer list today when USC and Illinois extended offers to the 6'4, 235-lber.

While he is not playing another sport right now, Thomas is staying busy according to Phoenix assistant Antoine Edwards.

"He studies for the ACT and he's going to take it in March. He's thinking about going to see Ohio State and Notre Dame soon, but not for junior days. Junior days aren't what he needs. Lawrence actually wants to be able to talk to coaches and sit down and discuss things. We plan on getting out to Notre Dame and Ohio State soon and that's about it.

Schools Come to See Fuller
Chicago Urban Prep has only been around for a few years, but they already are attracting college coaches to the school. Head coach Anthony Griffin is fielding calls, mail and visitors for his talented defensive tackle Mason Fuller.

"Kansas, Illinois, Stanford, South Carolina and Nortre Dame have been in inquiring about Mr. Fuller," Coach Griffin said. "We did our strength testing a few weeks ago and Mr. Fuller's bench max is 320 and his squat max is 355. I am expecting him, with hard work, to be benching in the 350-380 range before the season starts and squatting in the 400-420 range before the season starts. He is also ran the 40 at 4.98."

The latest updates on the Midwest's best

- OG Ralston Evans (Arlington, Ind) offered by Ball State
- Center Brian Bobek (Palatine, Ill) offered by Ball State
- OG Anthony Zettel (Ogemaw Heights, Mich) offered by Penn State
- LB Lawrence Thomas (Detroit, Mich) offered by USC and Illinois
- LB Kyle Kennedy (Indianapolis, Ind) offered by Ball State

- OG Ryan Klachko (Springfield, Ill) offered by Indiana and Purdue

- LB Nick Lifka (Naperville, Ill) offered by Indiana
- DE Brennen Beyer (Plymouth, Mich) offered by Northwestern and Stanford
- OT Kiaro Holts (Indianapolis, Ind) offered by North Carolina and Cal
- DT Kris Harley (Indianapolis, Ind) offered by USC
- QB Cardale Jones (Cleveland, Ohio) offered by Michigan

- RB/CB Valdez Showers (Madison Hts, Mich) attending Michigan junior day (Feb 20)
- DE Brennen Beyer (Plymouth, Mich) attending Notre Dame junior day (Mar 20)
- OG Jordan Walsh (Glen Ellyn, Ill) attending Notre Dame junior day (Mar 20)
- WR DeAnthony Arnett (Saginaw, Mich) visiting Ohio State (Feb 27) and Kentucky (Mar 7)
- OT Kiaro Holts (Indianapolis, Ind) new school of interest: USC
- LB Nick Temple (Indianapolis, Ind) new school of interest: Purdue
- OT Zach West (Lexington, Ky) new schools of interest:  Penn State, Ohio State, Wake Forest, Kansas State, Auburn, Tennessee, Alabama and Troy



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