Fellow commits help with recruiting
Mike Dudek’s words proved prophetic.
When talking to the Neuqua Valley wide receiver and Class of 2014 Illinois commit last week, Dudek mentioned the possibility of Matt Domer commiting to Illinois.
“I talk to Matt Domer the most,” Dudek said on June 24. “He’s told me he’s actually going to commit, so I’m just waiting for that to happen.”
Dudek didn’t have to wait long for the commitment to happen. Domer pledged to Illinois eight days after his close friend predicted he would.
Lincoln-Way East center Nick Allegretti, another Class of 2014 Illinois commit, said in the past he has worked particularly hard in trying to get a commitment from Domer, among other players.
Illinois recruiting coordinator Alex Golesh has said previously the current commits are the program’s best recruiters. Turns out, in the case of Domer, those words might be true.
“We go way back,” Domer said of his relationship with Dudek. “We were actually on the same 7-on-7 team this summer. Me and Mike have a great bond.”
Domer is the third Chicago Mt. Carmel player legendary coach Frank Lenti Sr. will have on his squad this fall.
Defensive linemen Enoch Smith Jr. (Michigan State) and Steve Richardson (Minnesota) are the other Big Ten prospects the Caravan, last year’s Class 8A state champions, have at their disposal.
Might Domer, easily the biggest name recruit Tim Beckman has landed with the Class of 2014 so far since the running back had offers from Indiana, Kansas and Syracuse, among others, try to switch one of his teammates’ allegiances?
“He was in my ear a lot,” Domer said with a laugh of Smith trying to steer him to Michigan State. “I’m going to definitely be in his now.”