3 More Recruiting Prospect Updates

Those who were asking about <b>Offensive Prospects</b> have a few answers here courtesy of <b>the Insider's Midwest Recruiting Guru - Chris Pool</b>.

Chris Pool over at Midwest Recruiting has a trio of updates today.

Chris Bartula was scheduled to visit Illinois this weekend but those plans had to be changed. Bartula could still end up in the Big Ten.

Chris Bartula, a 6-foot-7, 270-pound, offensive lineman from Carol Stream (Ill.) Glenbard North is visiting Western Michigan this weekend instead of Illinois.

"Illinois canceled my visit because they are done taking offensive lineman." Bartula said.

"I'll go to Western Michigan (12-13) instead. Bowling Green and Northwestern are still in the picture.

"I visited Northern Illinois last weekend. I had a good time. Tons of food and I really enjoyed hanging out with the players at Northern (Illinois)."

Also wrestled in the IHSA Boys Class AA State Finals and is listed in the Sun-Times top 100 Football Players list.


Houston Wide Receiver Moderick Johnson has had a very solid career at North Shore High School. Johnson will visit four schools before making his verbal commitment.

"I have four visits set, I've already visited Kansas (12-6) and they are my leader right now.

"Kansas has been showing me a lot of love.

"I'm going to Northwestern (1-10), Louisiana-Monroe (1-17) and Arizona (1-24) in January.

"Arizona is the only school that hasn't offered a scholarship as of yet."

Johnson, a 6-foot-5, 190-pounder, from Houston (North Shore) was a three-year varsity starter that was named 1st team all-district in 2002.

He's listed as a player to watch in several Texas HS Football preseason reports, and is also a well regarded basketball player with high scoring and rebounding numbers.

Kentucky wide receiver/defensive back Jacob Tamme is starting to set up his official visits. A couple of Big Ten schools are in the picture and he names a leader.
"So far I'm going to Louisville and Indiana in January," said wide receiver Jacob Tamme.

"I'm in the process of setting up visits with Northwestern and West Virginia.

"Kentucky is my favorite. They offered me a scholarship before the season started.

"I waited to long to commit to Kentucky because they pulled my offer. I shouldn't have waited, Kentucky has been my favorite school since I was a kid.

"With a new (Kentucky) head coach coming in, I might get another look."

Tamme, a 6-foot-5, 205-pounder, from Daville (Ky) Boyle Couty HS, runs a 4.68 :40 and is a three-year varsity starter that was named 1st team all-state on defense as a junior.

Tamme had 1,050 yards receiving and 16 touchdowns in 2001 and 10 interceptions on defense.

In 2002, Jacob was off to a great start, picking off six passes in five games but he broke his leg in the fifth game of the season.

Most schools are recruiting Tamme as a wide receiver but he does have the talent to play on the defensive side of the ball as well.

Here's a link to a story about his Danville team's 58-0 opening day rout of Marion County. [The Advocate Messenger]. And another one about his team's 3 year winning streak [Louisville Courier-Journal]

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