Illinois Friday Night Lights is in the books and there were several prospects that stood out, but only one offer.
Illinois put out one offer on the night, to Zeeland East (MIch.) defensive lineman Johnathan Berghorst, a rising junior who just dominated the one-on-one reps. The 6-3, 245-pound prospect moved well throughout the night and captured the attention of the Illini coaches. He had already visited Illinois in March -- but got another in-depth look at the campus Friday as well.
Several other prospects visited but didn't camp. Including, Illini running back commit Kentrail Moran, who watched from the sidelines as several of his high school teammates took the field for camp. Loyola tight end Eric Eshoo also visited for the junior day before the camp, and spent much of the day with tight ends coach Alex Golesh. Lima (Ohio) Ruben Flowers also stopped by, he toured the campus and seemed to be impressed by what he saw. As well as Louisville wide receiver Keion Wakefield who checked out the campus.
Camp senior standouts:
Airon Douglas, senior offensive lineman (6-5.5, 260), Ashwaubenon High (Wis.)
Physically imposing, has offers from the MAC and Ivy League, the Wisconsin athlete had a good camp. He immediately stood out after running the 40-yard dash with his smooth stride and quick feet. Thoughout the drills, he continued to impressed and had a good showing in one-on-ones.
Alfonzo Lambert, senior linebacker (6-1, 200) Rockford Auburn (Ill.)
Lambert finally got to compete in some coverage drills for Illinois, and did a good job. He is a prospect to watch over the coming weeks with high interest from the Illini, Wisconsin, Indiana and more.
Nathan Niehaus, senior tight end/offensive lineman (6-6.5, 252) Colerian (Ohio)
Definitely has the size, working with the tight ends on the day he had some good looks. One of the biggest prospects at the camp -- Niehaus ran some good one-on-one reps as well. He was called out during the best of reps, and ran a nice long route.
Young prospects Impress:
Below are some of the young athletes that had good camps:
Paul Minor, junior wide receiver (6-1, Preson Hutchinson, junior quarterback (6-1, 185) Mason (Ohio) Jacardia Wright, freshman running back (5-11, 185) St. Teresa (Ill.) Kamyrn Babb, sophomore wide receiver (5-11, 175) CBA (Mo.) Christian Stapleton, junior tight end/defenisve end (6-2.5, 210) Nazareth Acacademy (Ill.) Ben Bryant, sophomore quarterback (6-3, 179) Lyons Twp (Ill.)