Hawks In on Two More from Illinois

The Land of Lincoln is ripe with quality football prospects this year, and Iowa has been positioning themselves for the last year, or longer in some instances, to reap a part of the harvest. Insiders recruiting expert Chris Pool has two updates on Illinois preps: OL Dace Richardson and TE Anthony Moeaki. Both players have offers from Iowa.

The offensive line position is starting to shape up nicely in the Land of Lincoln. A prospect who's getting a ton of attention in Illinois is offensive tackle Dace Richardson.

The 6-foot-6, 290-pounder from Wheaton-Warrenville South was an all-area selection in 2003 and he'll be an Illinois "Top 30" selection as well as a Midwest "Hot 100" selection in 2004.

"Iowa, Illinois and Northwestern have all offered me a scholarship," said Richardson.

"My favorites are Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan State and USC. I grew up in California and still have family there.

"I've been to junior days at Illinois and Northwestern. This Sunday, I'll be at Wisconsin's junior day.

"I'm going to hit a few camps. I'm just not sure which ones yet."

Two schools have already offered Anthony Moeaki a scholarship. Illinois and Iowa are the first of what should be many scholarship offers for the 6-foot-4, 235-pound tight end from Wheaton (Ill.) Warrenville-South.

"My favorites are Illinois, Iowa, USC, BYU, Michigan, Notre Dame and Wisconsin." Moeaki said.

"I'm originally from Hawaii and moved to Utah. I had two brothers play at BYU and then my family moved to Illinois.

"My brothers aren't pushing me to BYU. They want me to be in the best situation for myself.

"I've been to Northwestern for a junior day and I'm going to Wisconsin this weekend for a junior day.

"I'm going to the Nike Camp this spring for sure but I'm not sure on any other camps yet."

Moeaki had 23 catches for 405 yards and three touchdowns as a junior. He was named all-area.

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