Beth Long’s weekly recruiting roundup

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Highly touted Hinsdale Central junior tight end Ian Bunting visited Notre Dame Saturday.

“It was a great visit, I was with a couple guys that graduated high school early and are there,” Bunting said. “They were showing me around, they are as close to my age as anyone there so it was cool to see what they were doing. It was definitely a successful trip.”

Bunting also visited Oregon recently, and came away impressed.

“Oregon was definitely a really cool place, the coaches are great guys, they have a lot of good stuff,” Bunting said. “In the tight end room I got to hang out with them and then meet the coaches. I was impressed with everything really.”

Bunting also added an offer from USC — a school which he plans to visit Friday.

“It’s a great place, in a great place to live too,” Bunting said. “They have a great history of winning and producing guys going to the NFL. I have been able to start talking to the coaches there and start building a relationship with them.”

Bunting plans on making a trip to Michigan after returning from USC. Another area standout that plans to visit Michigan Saturday is Bolingbrook junior defensive back Parrker Westphal.

Garrett gives latest

Junior linebacker Clifton Garrett of Plainfield South is planning to visit Alabama on Friday and LSU on Saturday.

“I am going to Alabama and I think that will be fun, then after that I am going to LSU for the spring game, so that is definitely going to be a fun experience. They are rivals so that will be huge,” Garrett said.

Garrett has over 30 offers, but Alabama has yet to join that club for FOX Sports NEXT’s second-rated middle linebacker.

“I think Alabama will end up offering. They said they want to see me in person and sit down and talk to me,” Garrett said. “So hopefully I get a chance to talks to coach Nick Saban and see how they view me.”

Although Garrett has announced that he will not decide on a school until after his senior season, he has begun to narrow down his focus.

“My focus is starting to shift to the SEC, I also want to get out to see UCLA and USC and check out Oregon as well,” Garrett said. “Some schools I am thinking about Ole Miss, LSU, Florida, Tennessee is in that mix, USC and Oregon as well.”

Monday USC and Florida stopped by Plainfield South to see Garrett and his latest offer is from South Florida.

Wilbon has several offers

De La Salle junior running back Mikale Wilbon has a dozen offers and the latest is from Syracuse.

”I know that they’re really a basketball school,” Wilbon said. “But their football team is getting better. I’ve been seeing that recently. I’ve been seeing that and I’m definitely going to take that into consideration. Right now I don’t have any favorites and I’m keeping my options open.

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