Recruiting Wrap: Dudek produces

Every week during the football season, Illinois football beat writer MATT DANIELS will give a wrap-up of how Illini commits and targets fared during the previous weekend’s games.

Here are a few notes from Week 2.

THE COMMITS
NICK ALLEGRETTI, a center at Lincoln-Way East (Ill.) High School who committed to Illinois on March 11, and the Griffins opened their season with a 17-7 win at Mundelein (Ill.) Carmel High School on Saturday night. Allegretti and Lincoln-Way East (1-0) have its home opener this Friday at 7 p.m. against Lincoln-Way Central (Ill.) High School.

GERONIMO ALLISON, a wide receiver at Iowa Western Community College who committed to Illinois on July 25, and the Reivers beat Iowa Central Community College 62-10 on Saturday night at home. Allison had four catches for 116 yards, including a 60-yard touchdown grab. Iowa Western (2-0) and Allison are back in action this Saturday at Ellsworth (Iowa) Community College.

CHAYCE CROUCH, a senior quarterback at Newark (Ohio) Catholic High School who committed to Illinois on May 2, and the Green Wave lost 26-14 to Bishop Ready (Ohio) High School on Friday night at Hilliard Bradley (Ohio) High School. Crouch threw for 136 yards and rushed for 46 yards. Crouch and Newark Catholic (0-1) resume play this Saturday night at home against Nelsonville-York (Ohio) High School.

MATT DOMER, a senior running back at Chicago Mt. Carmel High School who committed to Illinois on July 2, and the Caravan opened defense of their Class 8A state title with a 40-0 win against Chicago St. Patrick High School on Saturday at Solider Field. Domer rushed for 61 yards on 10 carries and scored on a 15-yard run. Domer and Mt. Carmel (1-0) will host Chicago Morgan Park at 7:30 p.m. this Friday at Gately Stadium in Chicago.

MIKE DUDEK, a senior wide receiver at Naperville (Ill.) Neuqua Valley High School who committed to Illinois on April 3, and the Wildcats started the season with a 34-27 win home win against Naperville (Ill.) North High School on Saturday. Dudek was productive, catching three passes for 51 yards, with all three of his catches going for touchdowns. Dudek and Neuqua Valley (1-0) return to action at 7:30 p.m. this Friday at Naperville (Ill.) Central High School.

JULIAN HYLTON, a senior athlete at Lincoln-Way North (Ill.) High School who committed to Illinois on July 9 and is projected to play cornerback at Illinois, helped lead the Phoenix to a 47-7 win at LaSalle-Peru (Ill.) High School on Saturday night. Hylton rushed for 266 yards and two touchdowns in the win. Hylton and Lincoln-Way North (1-0) will host Hillcrest (Ill.) High School this Friday night.

TITO ODENIGBO, a senior defensive lineman at Centerville (Ohio) High School who committed to Illinois on March 11, and the Elks beat Pickerington (Ohio) High School 38-33 on Friday night at home. Odenigbo and Centerville (1-0) play at Springboro (Ohio) High School this Friday night.

AUSTIN ROBERTS, a senior linebacker from Rice Lake (Wis.) High School who committed to Illinois on June 13, and the Warriors won their second straight game with a 41-0 home victory against New Richmond (Wis.) High School on Friday night. Roberts had a big game defensively, compiling 17 tackles, including one sack and 2.5 tackles for loss. Roberts and Rice Lake (2-0) return to the field at 7 p.m. this Friday at Hudson (Wis.) High School.

MALIK TURNER, a senior wide receiver from Springfield (Ill.) Sacred Heart-Griffin High School who committed to Illinois on June 24, beat Springfield (Ill.) Southeast High School 63-7 on Friday night at home. Turner hauled in three catches for 156 yards, including two touchdown receptions of 70 and 56 yards. Turner and the Cyclones (1-0) will play at Rochester (Ill.) High School at 7 p.m. on Friday.

THE TARGETS
KEI BECKHAM, a junior cornerback from Trotwood-Madison (Ohio) High School, and the Rams began the season with a 42-8 home win against Springfield (Ohio) High School. Beckham, who has offers from Illinois and Indiana, along with interest from Miami (Fla.), Michigan and Ohio State, and the Rams (1-0) resume play this Friday night at home against Wayne (Ohio) High School.

TERRY BECKNER JR., a junior defensive end from East St. Louis (Ill.) High School, and the Flyers beat Kansas City (Mo.) Rockhurst High School 19-14 on Friday night at home. Becker, who has offers from Illinois, Cincinnati, Florida, Florida State, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio State, Purdue, Syracuse and Tennessee, and the Flyers (1-0) will host Lombard (Ill.) Montini High School at 6:30 p.m. this Saturday.

JACK BENEVENTI, a junior quarterback at Benet (Ill.) Academy, and the Redwings won 21-0 at Downers Grove (Ill.) South High School on Saturday. He completed 8 of 14 passes for 146 yards. Beneventi, who has offers from Illinois, Iowa, Louisville, Massachusetts, Notre Dame and Western Michigan, and Benet (1-0) get back in action at 7:30 p.m. this Friday against South Elgin (Ill.) High School at Benedictine University in Lisle.

BRENNAN BOSCH, a junior guard from St. Charles (Ill.) East High School, and the Fighting Saints won 35-27 at South Elgin (Ill.) High School on Saturday afternoon. Bosch, whose lone offer is from Illinois, and the Fighting Saints (1-0) host Jacobs (Ill.) High School at 7:30 p.m. this Friday.

MILES BOYKIN, a junior wide receiver at New Lenox (Ill.) Providence Catholic High School, and the Celtics started the season with a 42-35 loss at Joliet Catholic (Ill.) Academy on Saturday night. Boykin finished with six receptions for 141 yards, including a 75-yard touchdown catch. Boykin, who has an offer from Illinois and interest from Iowa, LSU, Michigan State, Northwestern, Vanderbilt and Western Michigan, and the Celtics (0-1) return to action at 7 p.m. this Friday at Minooka (Ill.) High School.

DRE BROWN, a junior running back at DeKalb (Ill.) High School, and the Barbs opened their season with a 25-10 win at Vernon Hills (Ill.) High School on Friday night. Brown rushed for 146 yards and three touchdownws. Brown, who has offers from Illinois, Kent State, Northern Illinois and Toledo, and the Barbs (1-0) resume play at 7:15 p.m. this Friday at Hampshire (Ill.) High School.

JB Butler, a senior guard from Joliet Catholic (Ill.) Academy, and the Hilltoppers beat New Lenox (Ill.) Providence Catholic High School 42-35 on Saturday night at home. Butler, who has offers from several FCS schools and interest from Illinois, Indiana, Miami (Ohio), North Carolina State, Northern Illinois and Syracuse, and Joliet Catholic play at St. Thomas (Minn.) Academy in Mendota Heights, Minn., at 1 p.m. this Saturday.

NICK CONNER, a junior linebacker from Dublin (Ohio) Scioto High School, and the Irish rallied past Worthington (Ohio) Kilbourne High School 22-21 on Friday night at home. Conner had 13.5 tackles, including three for loss, and scored on a 1-yard touchdown run. Conner, who has offers from Illinois and Kentucky, along with interest from Ohio State, Penn State and Purdue, and the Irish (1-0) play at Dublin (Ohio) Coffman High School this Friday night.  

MICAH DEW-TREADWAY, a junior defensive end at Bolingbrook (Ill.) High School, and the Raiders beat Hinsdale (Ill.) Central High School 17-6 on Saturday night at home in their season opener. Dew-Treadway, who has an offer from Mississippi State and interest from Illinois, Cincinnati, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan State, Mississippi and Texas, and the Raiders (1-0) host Romeoville (Ill.) High School at 7:30 p.m. this Friday.

DAVID EDWARDS, a junior quarterback at Downers Grove (Ill.) North High School, and the Trojans won 45-0 at Lockport (Ill.) High School on Saturday. Edwards finished 4 of 11 for 98 yards and two touchdowns while rushing 16 times for 51 yards and two touchdowns. Edwards, who has offers from Illinois, Indiana and Vanderbilt, and Downers Grove North (1-0) hosts Hinsdale South (Ill.) High School at 7:30 p.m. this Friday.

JIMMY FITZGERALD, a junior quarterback at Champaign (Ill.) Centennial High School, and the Chargers beat Decatur (Ill.) Eisenhower High School 28-7 on Friday night at home. Fitzgerald was 10 of 17 for 103 yards and a touchdown while running the ball 11 times for 90 yards and two touchdowns. Fitzgerald, who has offers from Illinois and Yale, along with interest from Duke, Indiana, North Carolina and others, and Centennial (1-0) play at Decatur (Ill.) MacArthur High School at 7 p.m. this Friday.

JEFF GEORGE JR., a senior quarterback at Warren Central (Ind.) High School, and the Warriors beat Indianapolis Cathedral High School 42-28 on Friday night at home. George was 7 of 15 for 142 yards and three touchdowns. George, who has a grayshirt scholarship offer from Illinois and interest from Akron, Cincinnati, Indiana, Louisville and Purdue, and the Warriors (0-2) play at Lawrence North (Ind.) High School this Friday night.

DARRIN HALL, a junior running back at Austintown (Ohio) Fitch High School, and the Falcons won 48-0 on Friday night at Warren (Ohio) G. Harding High School. Hall had 17 carries for 76 rushing yards, including a 22-yard touchdown run in the win. Hall, who has offers from Illinois, Arkansas, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan State, Nebraska and Purdue, and the Falcons (1-0) will host Archbishop Hoban (Ohio) High School this Friday night.  

ADOREE' JACKSON, a senior cornerback and wide receiver at Junipero Serra (Calif.) High School, and the Cavaliers opened the season with a 28-22 win against Desert Ridge (Ariz.) High School on Saturday in San Diego. Jackson had four receptions for 119 yards and two touchdowns to go along with six carries for 18 yards and five tackles. Jackson, who has offers from Illinois, Florida, Florida State, LSU, Michigan, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Oregon, Tennessee, UCLA and USC, and the Cavaliers (1-0) get back in action this Friday night at Oceanside (Calif.) High School.

RODERICK JOHNSON, a senior offensive tackle from Hazelwood (Mo.) Central High School, and the Hawks opened their season with a 33-28 home win against Webster Groves (Mo.) High School on Saturday. STATS. Johnson, who has offers from Illinois, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Florida State, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas State, Michigan, Michigan State, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas A&M and Wisconsin, and the Hawks (1-0) return to the field this Friday at 7 p.m. at DeSmet (Mo.) High School.

KENNY JONES, a senior wide receiver at Lawrence Central (Ind.) High School, and the Bears beat North Central (Ind.) High School 34-31 on Friday night at home. Jones had five catches for 73 yards, including two touchdowns. Jones, who has offers from Illinois, Indiana, Iowa State and Louisville, and the Bears (2-0) host Trinity (Ky.) High School this Friday night.

SIMEON LANE, a junior defensive tackle from Cincinnati St. Xavier High School, and the Bombers beat Ben Davis (Ind.) High School 34-7 on Friday night. Lane, who has an offer from Illinois and interest from Boston College and Northwestern, and the Bombers (1-0) return to the field this Friday night at Colerain (Ohio) High School.

HUNTER LITTLEJOHN, a junior guard at Olentangy (Ohio) Liberty High School, and the Patriots beat Olentangy (Ohio) Orange High School 25-7 at home on Friday night. Littlejohn, who has offers from Illinois, Boston College and Indiana, and the Patriots (1-0) play this Friday at Olentangy (Ohio) High School.

MADRE LONDON, a senior running back at St. Thomas Aquinas (Fla.) High School, and the Raiders beat Northwestern Miami (Fla.) High School 38-3 on Saturday night at Sun Life Stadium. London rushed for 99 yards on 15 carries and scored two touchdowns. London and the Raiders (1-0) are off this Friday, but are set to play John Curtis (La.) Christian School on Sept. 13 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orelans. London has offers from Illinois, Michigan State, Mississippi State, Nebraska and Wisconsin.

ANTHONY McKEE, a junior linebacker at Walnut Ridge (Ohio) High School, and the Scots opened their season with a 17-12 home loss against Bishop Watterson (Ohio) High School on Friday night. McKee, who has offers from Illinois, Arkansas, Boston College, Bowling Green, Kentucky, Tennessee, Toledo and West Virginia, and the Scots (0-1) play at Groveport-Madison (Ohio) High School this Friday night.

GABE MEGGINSON, a junior offensive tackle at Jacksonville (Ill.) High School, and the Crimsons opened their season with a 56-6 win at Lincoln (Ill.) High School on Friday night. Megginson, who has offers from Illinois, Akron, Indiana, Northern Illinois and Wisconsin, and the Crimsons (1-0) will hold their home opener this Friday at 7 p.m. against Chatham-Glenwood (Ill.) High School

KENTRAIL MORAN, a sophomore running back at O'Fallon (Ill.) High School, and the Panthers won 40-12 at Cahokia (Ill.) High School on Friday night. Moran rushed for 120 yards on 22 carries, including a 24-yard touchdown run. Moran, who has an offer from Northern Illinois and interest from Illinois, Alabama, Cincinnati, Florida, Indiana, Iowa and Tennessee, and O'Fallon (1-0) will play Wilmette (Ill.) Loyola Academy at 2:45 p.m. this Saturday in East St. Louis.

FLYNN NAGEL, a junior wide receiver at Chicago Marist High School, and the RedHawks lost 28-26 to Chicago St. Rita on Saturday night at Solider Field. Nagel finished with 14 catches for 155 yards. Nagel, who has offers from Illinois and Indiana, along with interest from Iowa, Michigan, Northern Illinois, Northwestern, Ohio State, Vanderbilt and Western Michigan, and the RedHawks (0-1) host Chicago Brother Rice at 7:30 p.m. this Friday.

QUINN OSELAND, a junior offensive tackle at Springfield (Ill.) Sacred Heart-Griffin High School, and the Cyclones beat Springfield (Ill.) Southeast High School 63-7 on Friday night at home. Oseland, who has interest from Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Vanderbilt and Wisconsin, and the Cyclones (1-0) play this Friday night at Rochester (Ill.) High School.

NICK PADLA, a senior guard from Berrien Springs (Mich.) High School, and the Shamrocks started the season with a 42-0 home win against Allegan (Mich.) High School on Thursday night. Padla, who has offers from Illinois, Bowling Green, Cincinnati, Kent State, Miami (Ohio), Toledo and Western Michigan, and the Shamrocks (1-0) play at Paw Paw (Mich.) High School this Friday night.

MARTESSE PATTERSON, a senior guard from Marion-Franklin (Ohio) High School, and the Red Devils beat Upper Arlington (Ohio) High School 26-7 on Friday night in their season opener on the road. Patterson, who has offers from Illinois, Akron, Ball State, Cincinnati, Kentucky, Middle Tennessee, Purdue and Toledo, and the Red Devils (1-0) resume play this Friday night at home against Brookhaven (Ohio) High School.

FRANK RAGNOW, a senior offensive tackle from Chanhassen (Minn.) High School, and the Storm lost its season opener 20-0 to Hudson (Wis.) High School at home on Thursday night. Ragnow, who has offers from Illinois, Arkansas, California, Florida State, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Pittsburgh, South Florida and Vanderbilt, and the Storm (0-1) will vie for its first win of the season this Friday night at home against Chaska (Minn.) High School.

AARON ROBERTS, a senior guard from Chicago De La Salle Institute, and the Meteors edged Chicago Phillips High School 51-48 on Saturday at Solider Field. Roberts, who has offers from Illinois, Ball State, New Mexico and Syracuse, and De La Salle (1-0) play at Chicago Hales Franciscan High School at 6:30 p.m. this Saturday.

LEONARD ROSS, a junior running back at LaGrange (Ill.) Lyons Twp. High School, and the Lions opened the season with a 42-35 home loss in three overtimes against Gurnee (Ill.) Warren High School on Saturday. Ross finished with 96 rushing yards on 21 carries and one touchdown. Ross, who holds an offer from Illinois and interest from Ball State, Indiana, Minnesota, Western Michigan and Wisconsin, and the Lions (1-0) return to their home field at 7:30 p.m. this Friday against Willowbrook (Ill.) High School.

NATEREACE STRONG, a junior running back from East St. Louis (Ill.) High School, and the Flyers beat Kansas City (Mo.) Rockhurst High School 19-14 on Friday night at home. Strong had, well, a strong game with 221 rushing yards on 35 carries, including a 75-yard touchdown run. Strong, who has offers from Illinois, Florida State, Kansas, Michigan State, Missouri and Ohio State, and the Flyers (1-0) will host Lombard (Ill.) Montini High School at 6:30 p.m. this Saturday.

NILE SYKES, a senior linebacker at Lombard Montini (Ill.) High School, and the Broncos beat Maine South (Ill.) High School 21-19 at home on Saturday. Sykes scored on a 2-yard run and finished with 11 tackles, including three for loss. Sykes, who has offers from Illinois, Cincinnati, Eastern Michigan, Indiana, Iowa State, Northern Illinois, Purdue, Syracuse, Toledo and Western Michigan, and the Broncos (1-0) will play at East St. Louis (Ill.) High School at 6:30 p.m. this Saturday.

ELIJAH TAYLOR, a junior defensive end from Cincinnati Archbishop Moeller High School, and the Fighting Crusaders opened their season with a 37-33 win against Pike (Ind.) High School on Friday night at Cincinnati's Nippert Stadium. Taylor, who has offers from Illinois, Michigan State, Ohio and West Virginia, and the Fighting Crusaders (1-0) get back in action this Saturday at Covington (Ky.) Catholic High School.

PARRKER WESTPHAL, a senior cornerback at Bolingbrook (Ill.) High School, and the Raiders beat Hinsdale (Ill.) Central High School 17-6 on Saturday night at home in their season opener. Westphal, who holds multiple offers, has narrowed his list down to Arizona State, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Michigan State, Nebraska, Northwestern, Ohio State and Vanderbilt. Bolingbrook (1-0) returns to the field at 7:30 p.m. this Friday at home against Romeoville (Ill.) High School.

RENELL WREN, a senior defensive end from Lutheran North (Mo.) High School, and the Crusaders lost 34-7 at home to Clayton (Mo.) High School on Saturday. STATS. Wren, who has offers from Illinois, Arizona State, Cincinnati, Kansas, Memphis, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Northern Illinois, Purdue and Toledo, and the Crusaders (1-0) play at Priory (Mo.) High School at 1 p.m. this Saturday.

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