Curie lineman Kevo Wesley picks Vanderbilt

Wesley, an offensive tackle, had 29 scholarship offers.

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Kezo Wesley’s commitment picture from Twitter.

Kezo Wesley’s commitment picture from Twitter.

Curie offensive tackle Kevo Wesley is heading to the Southeastern Conference.

Wesley, who had 29 offers, gave an oral commitment to Vanderbilt on Saturday.

Calling it a “dream situation,” Wesley wrote in a text message: “The opportunity to get a prestigious degree and play in the SEC under a great coaching staff was almost a no-brainer. ... Being in Nashville is a great experience that I felt I couldn’t pass up.”

Wesley, a 6-5, 265-pounder, is ranked No. 17 in the state in the Class of 2020 by 247sports.com and No. 23 in Illinois by Rivals.com.

He had offers from eight Big Ten schools: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan State, Northwestern, Purdue, Rutgers and Wisconsin.

Also among the Power Five schools who offered Wesley were Arizona, Iowa State and Kansas.

”The upside here is high, but he has a lot of physical and technical development ahead of him to play at that level,” Rivals Midwest recruiting analyst Josh Helmholdt said in a text message.

”College coaches love players like that, though. Give them a prospect who possesses the unteachable trait, and they feel they can coach up the rest.”

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