Beth Long’s football recruiting notebook

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One of the top prospects remaining on the board in the area is Lake Park defensive lineman Mike Panasiuk. The 6-4, 285-pound junior planted himself firmly on the recruiting radar after a big season and an invite to the selective ‘The Opening’ camp in Oregon after earning an invite at the Chicago regional.

Panasiuk has now narrowed his list down to six schools — Wisconsin, Michigan State, Minnesota, Missouri, Oregon and Penn State.

“I cut them down based on tradition, history, academics, distance, and where the programs are headed,” Panasiuk said.

Panasiuk doesn’t have any solid plans to cut his list again or make a decision quite yet.

“Hopefully I can see if Michigan State and/or Oregon offers and if they don’t that would cut my list down. I plan on going out to see the schools I haven’t been to and some that I have already seen and get a better feel for them. I haven’t decided when I will make my commitment,” Panasiuk said.

Wisconsin One-Day Camp

Several area prospects had standout performances at Sunday’s Wisconsin one-day camp in Madison, Wis. Including Neuqua Valley junior tight end Brett Borske, Morgan Park junior linebacker Sean Williams and Glenbard West junior running back Sam Brodner.

Brodner, 5-11, 210-pounds, participated at linebacker during the Badgers camp, and ran one of the fastest 40-yard dash times on the day, recording a 4.5 according to several sources.

“I think my favorite part of the camp was getting to meet the coaches and getting a look at the facilities which were very nice,” Brodner said. “The coaches said they are pretty interested and I want to get back up there soon and go see the rest of the school and more of the facilities.”

Williams, 6-2, 220-pounds, had a big time performance at Sunday’s camp — and left firmly planted on the Badgers recruiting radar at the linebacker position.

“The best part of the day was actually getting here because the whole time just thinking about camping I was nervous,” Williams said. “When I got here it was alleviated and I felt like it was time to do what I had to do.”

Sean Williams adds more

Before heading to Madison to camp, Williams added his fifth offer, from Buffalo, and is getting heavy interest from Miami Ohio.

“Overall, recruiting is going well. I have already pretty much made a list of my favorite schools that I have been offered from,” said Williams. “But I definitely can’t wait to get out during the summer and really allow myself to see what the school has to offer by going on visits. But, so far I am in love with the recruiting experience.”

Willams also has offers from Northern Illinois, Toledo, and Bowling Green.

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