More Class of 2014 rankings

The pursuit for the top players in the Class of 2014 will consume college football coaching staffs in the next 10 months.

Rivals.com took a position-by-position look at the top players in the particular class that will come to the forefront in early February during National Signing Day.

Here’s a breakdown of offensive players who have offers from Illinois who cracked the rankings.

We’ll take a look at the defensive side of the ball and its rankings next week.

Pro-style quarterbacks (out of 25)
3. Caleb Henderson

High School: Lake Braddock (Va.)
Height: 6-4
Weight: 223
Other offers: Maryland, Miami (Fla)., Michigan State, North Carolina, Purdue, Virginia and Virginia Tech.

6. Drew Barker
High School: Conner (Ky.)
Height: 6-3
Weight: 210
Other offers: Cincinnati, Kentucky, Louisiana-Lafayette, Louisville, Miami (Fla.), Mississippi, North Carolina, Purdue, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vanderbilt and Western Kentucky

8. Chance Stewart
High School: Sturgis (Mich.)
Height: 6-6
Weight: 205
Other offers: Toledo, Western Michigan and Wisconsin

24. Jabe Burgess
High School: Greenwood (Ark.) High School
Height: 6-2
Weight: 200
Other offers: Louisiana Tech and Tulsa

Dual-threat quarterbacks (out of 25)
None

All-purpose running backs (out of 15)
None

Running backs (out of 55)
14. Mikale Wilbon

High School: Chicago De La Salle
Height: 5-9
Weight: 190
Other offers: Arizona, Arizona State, Cincinnati, Georgia Tech, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Mississippi State, Purdue and Vanderbilt

25. Justin Jackson
High School: Glenbard North (Ill.)
Height: 6-0
Weight: 175
Other offers: Boston College, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Minnesota, Northwestern, Purdue, Syracuse, Toledo and Vanderbilt

50. Vayante Copeland
High School: Thurgood Marshall (Ohio)
Height: 6-0
Weight: 186
Other offers: Akron, Ball State, Bowling Green, Cincinnati, Kent State, Michigan State, Minnesota, Ohio, Toledo, West Virginia and Western Michigan

53. Chris James
High School: Niles Notre Dame (Ill.)
Height: 5-9
Weight: 198
Other offers: Idaho, Indiana, Michigan State, Minnesota and Western Michigan

Wide receivers (out of 75)
13. Jamil Kamara

High School: Bishop Sullivan Catholic (Va.)
Height: 6-2
Weight: 196
Other offers: Boston College, Clemson, Georgia Tech, Marshall, Miami (Fla.), North Carolina, North Carolina State, Tennessee, Toledo, Vanderbilt, Virginia, Virginia Tech, West Virginia, Western Kentucky and Wisconsin

20. Austin Roberts
High School: Carmel (Ind.)
Height: 6-2
Weight: 210
Other offers: Alabama, Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Miami (Fla.), Michigan State, Nebraska, North Carolina State, Northwestern, Ohio State, Purdue, Stanford and Virginia Tech

37. Derek Kief
High School: La Salle (Ohio)
Height: 6-5
Weight: 185
Other offers: Alabama, Cincinnati, Indiana, Kent State, Kentucky, Maryland, Northwestern, Ohio State, Toledo, Vanderbilt, West Virginia and Wisconsin

65. Jauan Wesley
High School: Harvey Thornton (Ill.)
Height: 5-11
Weight: 170
Other offers: None

Tight ends (out of 25)
6. Daniel Helm

High School: Chatham-Glenwood (Ill.)
Height: 6-5
Weight: 220
Other offers: Illinois, Arkansas, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina State, Northwestern, Tennessee and Virginia Tech

13. Nic Weishar
High School: Chicago Marist
Height: 6-5
Weight: 215
Other offers: Arkansas, Boston College, Cincinnati, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina State, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Purdue, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Virginia Tech, West Virginia and Wisconsin

14. Ian Bunting
High School: Hinsdale Central (Ill.)
Height: 6-7
Weight: 215
Other offers: Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Carolina, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oregon, Purdue, South Florida, Syracuse, Vanderbilt, Virginia Tech and Wisconsin

22. Darryl Long
High School: Westerville South (Ohio)
Height: 6-4
Weight: 235
Other offers: Bowling Green, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisville, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Pittsburgh, Purdue and Toledo

Offensive tackles (out of 50)
15. Jamarco Jones

High School: Chicago De La Salle
Height: 6-5
Weight: 285
Other offers: Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, Mississippi, Mississippi State, Nebraska, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Purdue, Syracuse, Tennessee, Toledo, UCLA, Vanderbilt, Virginia and Wisconsin

20. Reilly Gibbons
High School: St. Petersburg (Fla.) Catholic
Height: 6-6
Weight: 278
Other offers: Arkansas, Auburn, Clemson, Colorado, Duke, Florida, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Hawaii, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Miami (Fla.), Mississippi State, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Northwestern, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Purdue, Rutgers, San Diego State, South Carolina, South Florida, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Virginia and West Virginia

22. Nick Richardson
High School: Westerville Central (Ohio)
Height: 6-4
Weight: 285
Other offers: Bowling Green, Cincinnati, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan State and Toledo

23. Roderick Johnson
High School: Hazlewood Central (Mo.)
Height: 6-7
Weight: 310
Other offers: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida State, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas State, Michigan, Michigan State, Missouri, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas A&M and Wisconsin

44. Danny Burns
High School: Fairfield (Ohio)
Height: 6-7
Weight: 308
Other offers: Akron, Bowling Green, Iowa State, Louisville, Nebraska, Ohio, Pittsburgh, Toledo and West Virginia

Offensive guards (out of 25)
2. Sam Mustipher

High School: Our Lady of Good Counsel (Md.)
Height: 6-4
Weight: 286
Other offers: Alabama, Arkansas, Boston College, California, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Hawaii, Maryland, Miami (Fla.), Michigan, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Stanford, Tennessee, Tulane, Virginia, Virginia Tech and West Virginia

20. Nick Allegretti
High School: Lincoln-Way East (Ill.)
Height: 6-4
Weight: 280
Illinois commit

Offensive centers (out of five)
None

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