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Raequan Williams of DePaul Prep is rated the 16th overall defensive tackle in the senior class by

‘‘I get, like, five calls each night from coaches,’’ Williams said. ‘‘I try to have a top five, but it is hard because so many more coaches are coming in every day and I don’t know what to tell them. I have been trying to stick with my top five. I only want to take five official visits, but I don’t know how that will work.’’

The 6-5, 280-pound Williams is fresh off picking up a scholarship offer from Michigan State to add to his double-digit list.

‘‘I just took an unofficial visit to Michigan State,’’ Williams said. ‘‘Since the season started, I have visited Iowa and Michigan State.

‘‘About Iowa, I liked the coaches because they are great people. Fans show a lot of love there and everything. It is always fun going to Iowa. I liked the players and the coaches at Michigan State. I like that they are so big and physical. One day, that’s what I want to be. I want to be really big and physical and hopefully do well at the next level.’’

Williams top five features Iowa, Michigan State, Arizona, Oregon and Missouri.

Little lands first

Evanston junior quarterback Matt Little received his first scholarship offer after a weekend visit to Western Michigan.

‘‘I went up there for a visit and met with coach P.J. Fleck in his office two times,’’ Little said. ‘‘After they won, he offered me [a scholarship].’’

Little, a 6-4, 210-pounder, is the younger brother of South Dakota State quarterback Chris Little, so he was familiar with the recruiting proces. Still, he said he was surprised after picking up his first offer.

‘‘I was excited and surprised,’’ Little said. ‘‘I would say the best part of getting the offer was knowing that all the hard work I put in my game paid off in the long run.’’

Dillon to E. Michigan

Stevenson senior defensive lineman Nick Dillon has made his college choice, verbally committing to Eastern Michigan.

‘‘I took a couple of unofficial visits and looked at my offers,’’ said Dillon, a 6-2, 285-pounder. ‘‘I also looked at academics. That was something I really took into consideration.

‘‘They are turning everything around athletically. They were in a close game with NIU and all these other games. They will get there. We’ve got a good recruiting class coming in and a couple of guys from Florida we are trying to get. So we will get there.’’

Dillon also had offers from Western Michigan, Bowling Green, New Mexico and North Dakota State.

‘‘I am happy I found a home with Eastern Michigan,’’ he said. ‘‘Coach Chris Creighton does a great job, and I feel like I am loved out there.’’

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