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A University of Florida visit that has been in the works for a while came to pass last weekend for FOX Sports NEXT four-star cornerback Parrker Westphal of Bolingbrook.
“It was great,” Westphal said. “I loved the campus and how it is set up. Everything necessary for an athlete is all around the same area of campus.”
Westphal has yet to narrow down his list of schools, but the visit helped the Gators remain high on his list.
“The visit helped out a lot,” Westphal said. “It gave me the opportunity to get to know the coaches on a more personal basis, as well as them being able to get to know me more than just a player on film.”
One of the Gators’ assistants particularly impressed Westphal.
“Defensive backs coach Travaris Robinson and I got along extremely well,” the Raiders standout said. “He is just like my defensive back coach at Bolingbrook, coach Todd Howard, but just coaching at a higher level.”
Offers for Slayton
In the last week, major-college interest continued to increase for Crete-Monee junior defensive lineman Chris Slayton. The latest schools to offer include Wisconsin, Mississippi State and Ole Miss.
“What I like about Wisconsin is that coach Dave Aranda told me they are moving to a 3-4 defense,” Slayton said. “But I would be comfortable with any scheme, it’s just whose defensive line is the right fit for me.”
Slayton is closing in on 15 offers, six in the last few weeks alone.
Shute adds more
Glenbard West junior offensive lineman Eric Shute picked up offers from Arkansas and Central Michigan. They are added to the 6-5, 290-pound lineman’s growing list of offers from Syracuse, North Carolina State and Illinois among others.
“Recruiting is going well overall,” Shute said. “I am not planning on any camps and I think I am waiting to visit schools until after my school [year] is over. I’m thinking of making the decision before the season starts.”
Odds and ends
Thornton junior wide receiver Juwan Wesley added a new offer from Northern Illinois, his third. Wesley also has offers from Illinois and Ball State.
Another top Chicagoland prospect, Mount Carmel junior running back Matt Domer, has had a busy evaluation period as well.
“Syracuse has showed a lot of interest and come to the school several times,” he said. “I contact Western Michigan a lot, and Illinois is on me a lot.”