Countdown to FNL: Wheaton St. Francis

Wheaton St. Francis no longer has Kyle Bosch holding down the left side of the line, but they do have several players who should make them exciting to watch this season.

The Seniors:

James Butler

Butler ran 4.4 40's at Purdue and Illinois camps this summer and at 5'9" and 210 lbs, he will be very difficult to stop. Because he transferred from Bartlett, schools have held back a bit to see what he looks like this year, but he could very well see the offers start rolling in after just three or four games. He also is an excellent student with a 3.5 GPA in a very rigid academic environment. Temple, Eastern Illinois and Nevada have already offered, but many more could be coming this fall.

James Kalfas

At 6'3" and 275 pounds, Kalfas is an outstanding OL prospect, and while his recruiting has been under the radar a bit, he will most likely be signing D1-AA or higher come National Signing Day in February. Western Kentucky is currently in the lead for him.

Adam Hart

The 6'7" WR is a huge target with soft hands. He sat out last year after transferring from St. Charles, but he figures to be nearly impossible to cover inside the red zone. He has great potential if he can put it together on the field.

Keegan Riccobene

The 6'4", 315 pound offensive lineman has D1 size but will need to continue his skill and technical development this season. Still, he is explosive and exceptionally athletic for a big man.

The Juniors:

T.J. Jackson

A 6'1", 215 pound bruiser with good speed and great hands, Jackson can play a number of positions in the offensive backfield, including tailback, fullback or the H-Back position. Purdue is actively recruiting him, and he could really see his stock soar by the end of the year.

Young Guns:

Justin Berry

At 6' even and about 185 pounds, Berry is the only underclassmen in the entire St. Francis program brought up to the varsity level. 2 years younger than the other 2 QB's battling for the starting role, he is very much in the mix to lead St. Francis at quarterback this year. He is actively being recruited by Penn State, Indiana, Illinois, Mississippi State, Vanderbilt and already has 3 verbal offers from Temple, Arizona State, and Akron.

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