Junior Day Central

Illinois hosted a slew of junior and sophomore football recruits this weekend. Stay tuned here to get the latest from the visitors.

Follow here for the latest updates from this weekend's Illinois Junior Day:

2014 WR Mike Dudek - Neuqua Valley (Naperville, IL)

"I had a good visit at the U of I Junior Day today," he said. "We were there almost 5 hours. Spent some good time talking with the coaches, especially the WR coach (Billy Gonzales)."


2014 OL/DL Dylan Thompson - Montini Catholic (Lombard, IL)

"It was a great family environment with the coaching staff," he said. They have first class facilities all the way and an amazing weight room, strength trainers, and nutritionists"


2014 DE/LB Nile Sykes - Montini Catholic (Lombard, IL)

"I learned some new things about the weight room that really surprised me," he said. "I also got a larger tour of the campus. It's beautiful."


2014 OL J.B. Butler - Joliet Catholic (Joliet, IL)

"It means a lot definitely wanting to keep Illinois kids in state and it just shows how much talent we have around here," he said. "It's also good that you feel like its your home town team and they want you to stay home and represent them."


2014 CB Parrker Westphal - Bolingbrook HS (Bolingbrook, IL)

"Coach Beckman was just telling me that his goal is to keep the best players from Chicago/Illinois in Illinois and that he wants me to be apart of a possible dynasty."


2014 RB Matt Domer - Mt. Carmel HS (Chicago, IL)

"The best part of the day getting the offer of course," Domer joked. "But I also really enjoyed bonding the with the coaches."


2015 OL Ben Swanton - DeForest HS (DeForest, WI)

"I really had a great time," Swanton said. "I enjoyed the welcome introduction by Coach Beckman and the way he introduced the University of Illinois "football family."


2014 DL Enoch Smith Jr. - Mt. Carmel HS (Chicago, IL)

"I met some of the new coaches like the new OL coach and my new recruiting coach Coach Cubit," he said. "Dylan Thompson and Matt Domer got a scholarship too so that was cool."


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