More 2014 prospects to look at

More 2014 prospects to look at

In a blog post on March 29, we took a look at offers Illinois football has out to Class of 2014 players on the offensive side of the ball as it pertains to positional rankings recently released by Rivals.com.

Here’s our glance from a defensive standpoint.

Defensive tackles (out of 35)
2. Derrick Nnadi

High School: Ocean Lakes (Va.)
Height: 6-2
Weight: 288
Other offers: Florida State, Mississippi, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Virginia, Virginia Tech, West Virginia and Wisconsin  

15. Ricky Walker
High School: Bethel (Va.)
Height: 6-2

Weight: 270
Other offers: Boston College, Connecticut, Georgia Tech, Louisiana-Lafayette, Maryland, Mississippi, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Penn State, Virginia Tech, West Virginia and Wisconsin

21. Poona Ford
High School: Hilton Head Island (S.C.)
Height: 6-1
Weight: 288
Other offers: Arizona, Arkansas, Florida Atlantic, Georgia Tech, Kansas State, Marshall, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma State, South Carolina, Tennessee, Toledo and Utah State   

24. Daniel Cage
High School: Winton Woods (Ohio)
Height: 6-3
Weight: 275
Other offers: Akron, Cincinnati, Florida, Georgia Tech, Indiana, Kent State, Miami (Ohio), Michigan State, Minnesota, Missouri, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, West Virginia and Western Michigan  

28. Enoch Smith Jr.
High School: Chicago Mt. Carmel
Height: 6-3
Weight: 265
Other offers: Arizona, Cincinnati, Duke, Eastern Michigan, Indiana, Iowa State, Kansas, Michigan State, North Carolina State, Northern Illinois, Notre Dame, Purdue, Syracuse, Tennessee, Toledo and Western Michigan

Weakside defensive ends (out of 25)
3. Jalyn Holmes

High School: Lake Taylor (Va.)
Height: 6-5
Weight: 225

Other offers: Alabama, Clemson, East Carolina, Florida, Florida State, Maryland, Miami (Fla.), Nebraska, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Penn State, Tennessee, USC, Vanderbilt, Virginia and Virginia Tech

16. Gelen Robinson
High School: Lake Central (Ind.)
Height: 6-1
Weight: 230
Other offers: Ball State, Indiana, Minnesota and Purdue

21. Joe Henderson
High School: Shaker Heights (Ohio)
Height: 6-4
Weight: 215
Other offers: Akron, Cincinnati, Kentucky, Minnesota and Pittsburgh

22. Nile Sykes

High School: Montini Catholic (Ill.)
Height: 6-3
Weight: 220
Other offers: Cincinnati, Indiana, Iowa State, Northern Illinois, Purdue, Toledo and Western Michigan

Strongside defensive ends (out of 25)
10. Dewayne Hendrix

High School: O’Fallon (Ill.)
Height: 6-5    
Weight: 240
Other offers: California, Cincinnati, Florida, Indiana, Iowa, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, Michigan State, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Northern Illinois, South Florida, Syracuse, Tennessee, USC and Vanderbilt  

11. Peyton Newell
High School: Hiawatha (Kan.)
Height: 6-3
Weight: 280
Other offers: Arizona, Arizona State, Arkansas, Baylor, BYU, California, Colorado, Duke, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, Michigan State, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina State, Northwestern, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Penn State, Purdue, South Carolina, TCU, Tulsa, UCLA, Vanderbilt, West Virginia and Wisconsin

Inside linebackers (out of 25)
3. Clifton Garrett

High School: Plainfield South (Ill.)
Height: 6-3
Weight: 220
Other offers: Arizona, Arizona State, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Indiana, Iowa, LSU, Michigan State, Mississippi, Mississippi State, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina State, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Purdue, Tennessee, Texas A&M, UCLA, USC, Virginia Tech and Wisconsin

6. Nyles Morgan
High School: Crete-Monee
Height: 6-2
Weight: 220
Other offers: Arizona, Arizona State, Florida, Indiana, Michigan, Michigan State, Mississippi, Mississippi State, Missouri, Nebraska, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Purdue, South Florida, Syracuse, Tennessee, Texas Tech, UCLA, USC, Vanderbilt, Virginia Tech, Washington and Wisconsin  

9. Dante Booker
High School: St. Vincent-St. Mary (Ohio)
Height: 6-3
Weight: 210
Other offers: Indiana, Louisville, Maryland, Michigan, Nebraska, Ohio State, Penn State, Tennessee and West Virginia

19. Kyron Watson
High School: East St. Louis (Ill.)
Height: 6-2
Weight: 215
Other offers: Indiana, Iowa State, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Purdue and Syracuse

25. Airius Moore
High School: Beavercreek (Ohio)
Height: 6-1
Weight: 215
Other offers: Ball State, Bowling Green, Cincinnati, Indiana, Miami (Ohio), Ohio and Western Michigan  

Outside linebackers (out of 40)
14. Kyle Berger

High School: St. Ignatius (Ohio)
Height: 6-2

Weight: 200
Other offers: Cincinnati, Georgia Tech, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Penn State, Tennessee, UCLA and West Virginia   

28. Brandon Lee
High School: Lawrence Central (Ind.)
Height: 6-3
Weight: 200
Other offers: Ball State, California, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisville, Michigan State, Missouri, North Carolina State and Purdue

29. Chase Winovich
High School: Thomas Jefferson (Pa.)
Height: 6-4
Weight: 205
Other offers: Akron, Boston College, Bowling Green, Florida State, Northwestern, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Toledo, Virginia Tech and West Virginia  

Cornerbacks (out of 50)
4. Tony Brown

High School: Ozen (Texas)
Height: 6-0
Weight: 180
Other offers: Alabama, Auburn, Baylor, Florida State, LSU, Michigan State, Mississippi, Mississippi State, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Rutgers, TCU, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, UCLA, USC and West Virginia

5. Jalen Tabor
High School: Friendship Collegiate (D.C.) Academy
Height: 6-0

Weight: 181
Other offers: Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Clemson, Colorado, Florida, Florida State, Georgia Tech, LSU, Maryland, Miami (Fla.), Michigan, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Rutgers, South Carolina, Syracuse, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Virginia and Virginia Tech  

14. Quincy Wilson
High School: Fort Lauderdale University (Fla.)

Height: 6-2

Weight: 195

Other offers: Arizona, Auburn, Central Florida, Cincinnati, Clemson, Duke, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa State, Louisiana-Lafayette, Louisville, LSU, Marshall, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan State, Mississippi, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Purdue, Rutgers, South Carolina, South Florida, Stanford, Syracuse, Tennessee, Texas A&M, UCLA, USC, Vanderbilt, Wake Forest, West Virginia, Western Kentucky and Wisconsin

19. Parrker Westphal
High School: Bolingbrook (Ill.)
Height: 6-1

Weight: 186
Other offers: Arizona State, Cincinnati, Florida, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nebraska, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Purdue, Vanderbilt and West Virginia

36. Anthony Davis
High School: Gateway (Pa.)
Height: 6-1

Weight: 175

Other offers: Bowling Green, Cincinnati, Georgia Tech, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, Penn State, Temple, Texas Tech, Toledo, Vanderbilt and West Virginia

44. Alonzo Saxton
High School: Bishop Hartley (Ohio)
Height: 5-11
Weight: 165
Other offers: Cincinnati, Indiana, Northwestern, Purdue, Toledo, West Virginia and Wisconsin    

Safeties (out of 45)
13. Darius West

High School: Lima Central Catholic (Ohio)
Height: 5-11

Weight: 197
Other offers: Akron, Bowling Green, Central Florida, Cincinnati, Georgia Tech, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisville, Minnesota, Missouri, Penn State, Purdue, Toledo, Vanderbilt and West Virginia  

14. Brandon Simmons
High School: Timberview (Texas)
Height: 5-11
Weight: 171
Other offers: Arizona, Arizona State, Arkansas, Baylor, Boise State, Cincinnati, Georgia Tech, Iowa, Kansas, Kansas State, LSU, Michigan, Mississippi, Nebraska, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Purdue, SMU, Stanford, TCU, Temple, Texas Tech, UCLA, Vanderbilt, Virginia, Washington and West Virginia  

16. Erick Smith
High School: Glenville (Ohio)
Height: 6-1
Weight: 185
Other offers: Alabama, Cincinnati, Georgia Tech, Indiana, Louisville, Michigan, Michigan State, North Carolina State, Ohio State, Penn State, Tennessee and West Virginia

21. Kiy Hester
High School: St. Joseph Regional (N.J.)

Height: 6-2

Weight: 200
Other offers: Arkansas, Boston College, Connecticut, Georgia Tech, Maryland, Miami (Fla.), Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Pittsburgh, Purdue, Rutgers, Syracuse, Virginia and West Virginia

27. Rashaan Gaulden
High School: Independence (Tenn.)
Height: 6-1
Weight: 175
Other offers: Duke, Kentucky, Louisiana-Lafayette, Memphis, Mississippi, Mississippi State, Nebraska South Carolina, Tennessee and Vanderbilt

28. Mike Edwards
High School: Winton Woods (Ohio)
Height: 6-0
Weight: 185
Other offers: Akron, Bowling Green, Cincinnati, Georgia Tech, Indiana, Kent State, Kentucky, Louisville, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Toledo, Vanderbilt, West Virginia and Western Michigan  

29. Marcus Allen
High School: Wise (Md.)
Height: 6-3

Weight: 190
Other offers: Arizona, Boston College, Clemson, Duke, Georgia Tech, Maryland, Michigan State, Nebraska, North Carolina State, Northwestern, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, San Diego State, Stanford, Temple, Vanderbilt and Wake Forest
 

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IlliniMike05 wrote on April 09, 2013 at 10:04 am

Can something in the link please let us know if it's football or basketball so I know if there's a reason to care or not? Kthxbye.