Recruiting news and notes from around the Big Ten

Recruiting news and notes from around the Big Ten


Recruiting news and notes from around the Big Ten


Reyondous Estes (Photo: 247Sports)

Reyondous Estes (Photo: 247Sports)

Prospect of the Week

Columbus (Ohio) St. Francis De Sales senior running back Alonzo Booth is having a great season and is a name starting to get hot in the Midwest. A powerful 6-foot-0, 249-pound runner, he has offers from Boston CollegeBall StateMarshall and Eastern Kentucky with Ohio State offering a preferred walk-on spot and schools like Indiana and Michigan recruiting him.

Visit of the Week

The Nebraska Cornhuskers have a primetime game against Minnesota this weekend and an official visitor slated to be in Lincoln is Jacksonville (Fla.) Sandalwood cornerback Quran Hafiz, a one-time Iowa State commit who is now considering the Huskers among other schools. He will also get to see the Gophers play again as he took an official to Minnesota in September.

Prospect on the Rise

Missouri commit Reyondous Estes has East St. Louis at 11-0 heading into Saturday’s quarterfinal game against Willowbrook. In the process, he has been a real threat both running and passing the ball. Last weekend, in a win over Glenbard North, he passed for 209 yards on 9 of 15 passing and rushed for 103. He threw the game winning score to four-star receiver Jeff Thomas with three seconds left. That was the duo’s second TD of the game. Estes received an Illinois offer following that performance. He is a kid who should see a bump in the rankings.

Underclassman of the Week

Tyler Endres, a junior offensive tackle from Norwalk (Iowa), received his first offer from Iowa State recently. Endres is a kid with great size and physicality and has several other schools looking his way. He is definitely one to keep an eye through the Winter.

Commitment Watch

The Iowa Hawkeyes get University of Detroit Jesuit safety Scott Nelson on campus this weekend when they take on Michigan. It is an important visit for the Hawkeyes as they are considered to be in the final two for Nelson along with Wisconsin. Nelson had a really strong official with the Badgers, so the Hawkeyes have to match or surpass that. This is likely his last visit before he decides, so a decision could come soon after this weekend.


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