WKU extended a few new offers to a group of 2017 prospects

Here's a look at a few of the latest 2017 prospects that have recently received scholarship offers from WKU.

Fresh off an impressive 2016 recruiting class, WKU football continues to work on the next group of prospects and have recently extended scholarship to a few players.

Here's a look at some of those that now hold a Hilltopper offer.

Rising offensive line prospect Tyler Fannin of Hoschton (Ga.) Mill Creek added an offer from WKU to his growing list.  Cincinnati, East Carolina, Illinois, Kansas State, along with C-USA rivals Louisiana Tech, Marshall and Southern Miss, are among the many to extend a scholarship offer to the 6-foot-3, 290-pound lineman.

"It feels amazing," he said of the growing interest. "So proud and blessed."

Fannin is quite familiar with many of the Conference USA programs.  His father, John, played at Marshall, and his older brother is a redshirt offensive lineman at Middle Tennessee.

"I am very familiar with WKU and the conference," said Fannin, who is being recruited by recently added Hilltopper assistant Chris Barclay.

Despite the family ties at league rivals, Fannin is looking forward to exploring his options at the schools that offer and paving his own path to FBS football.

"The family ties are awesome, but I have to find the right fit for me," he explained.

Oklahoma State, Memphis and Louisville also appear to be nearing an offer. With interest continuing to grow, Fannin is looking forward to learning more about each.  He visited Southern Miss with his brother last year, recently attended Louisville's Junior Day and has plans to make a number of trips in the future, including a stop on The Hill.

"I have plans to visit Southern Miss, Marshall, WKU, ECU and Cincinnati," he said.

A Scout.com three-star prospect, Fannin added that he currently has "no favorites" and won't be able to do so until after visits those scheduled and more.

Fairburn (Ga.) Langston Hughes wide receiver Sean Nelson collected a WKU scholarship offer on Friday.  The 6-foot-1, 180-pound prospect, who also holds offers from Arkansas State and Maryland, was a First Team All Region selection following his junior season.  He's also a point guard for the Langston Hughes basketball team.

Clarksville (Tenn.) Kenwood running back Antwuan Branch added an offer from the Hilltoppers last week, to go with prior offers from Purdue and Vanderbilt.  The 5-foot-11, 200-pound back garner the All-Area Football Offensive Player of the Year honor after rushing for 2,595 yards and 27 touchdowns, a new city record, as a junior.

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