Beth Long’s weekly recruiting roundup

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Benet junior quarterback Jack Beneventi took a return visit to Iowa and has the Hawkeyes up high on his list.

“My favorite part was seeing Iowa on game day and the atmosphere at Kinnick Stadium,” Beneventi said. “I think Iowa’s offense is a great fit for a pro-style quarterback.”

Illinois is also on Beneventi’s short list and a decision will be coming from the four-star quarterback soon.

“I am planning on committing in a few weeks, but do not have the exact day I will be committing planned for sure yet,” Beneventi said.

The 6-6 signal caller originally planned on making his decision in February but bumped it up to December.

“I wanted to move it up because I felt very comfortable at these two schools and I know there are plenty of opportunities by going to either one,” Beneventi said.

New offers

Four-star rated Providence junior wide receiver Miles Boykin added another Big Ten offer in the past several days — from Wisconsin.

“Coach T.J. Woods told me to call him and then he told me that they loved me on film and can’t wait to get me up there,” Boykin said. “I am going to visit sometime this off season but no date yet.”

And as for the Badgers, there are several things that stand out to Boykin.

“I like Wisconsin’s tradition, and I like that they are always in a position to win a Big Ten title.”

Another area prospect who added his first offer was Lake Park junior defensive back Antonio Shenault, who picked up an offer from Northern Illinois.

“It’s a big weight lifted off my shoulders because you know I was really worried about getting the first one, but it’s here,” Shenault said. “Now I can just focus on my game and let the other offers come in.”

Shenault, who is one of the state’s premier hurdlers for the four-time defending state champ Lancers in track, is also getting interest from Illinois, Indiana, Northwestern, and Purdue.

Dudek starting career early

All-Area first team and three-star wide receiver Mike Dudek gave his commitment to Illinois last year as a junior, and will enroll in school early in January.

“I am excited just to finally get to college and try to contribute as early as I can, I know it is going to be a good opportunity to play as early as I can,” Dudek said. “And I am looking forward to getting there six months earlier than some of the other guys, learning the playbook, meeting the team, and just getting bigger faster and stronger.”

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