Ryan Bain finishes strong

Bollingbrook linebacker, a Wisconsin target, reaped plenty of offers during the May evaluation period

What can you tell from the May Evaluation Period? Those that offer in May or before are usually the most interested. Ryan Bain has 14 schools who think highly enough to offer a scholarship before the summer camp circuit.

Ryan Bain, a 6-foot-2, 260-pound linebacker from Bolingbrook, Ill., had just one scholarship offer at the beginning of the May, but things quickly changed when schools found out Bain was open to a move to the defensive line.

Bain is now up to 14 scholarship offers and No. 15 could come soon from a power in the SEC.

Toledo, Miami, Ohio and Minnesota all offered May 27. Toledo is the No. 25 ranked team according to The Sporting News pre-season magazine.

Miami, Ohio won the MAC Conference title last year and Glen Mason is quietly building one of the most solid football programs in the Big Ten.

Assistant coach Vic Adamle is recruiting Bain for the Gophers. Adamle has a very good name in the Chicago area and he landed Jack Simmons, a "Top 30" Illinois prospect last year.

Tennessee blew into the Windy City last year but assistant coach Greg Adkins left empty handed as Roland Martin signed with Michigan State. The Volunteers recruit on a national basis and they came into Chicago this May looking for the best of the best.

Tennessee offered scholarships to Wheaton South teammates Dace Richardson and Anthony Moeaki and they were also one of the first to offer All-American Dan Doering a scholarship.

Ryan Bain could be the next to receive an offer from Tennessee. Bain has what the Vols are looking for in a football player and as a student-athlete.

Now that the May evaluation period is over, look for Bain to start narrowing his school choices. A firm top five or seven could come early next week. Iowa and Oregon are slated for two of his official visits.

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