Franklin High (Wisc.) offensive tackle Levon Myers just made a visit to the University of Illinois. He had a chance to watch spring practice and said the drills and style of practice were similar to his high school's approach.
"It went really well. I really like the school," Myers said. "Watching the spring practice was something to see! It was their first day with pads on so they were really going at it out there."
The 6-foot-6, 265-pound recruit did not get a chance to tour campus, but was impressed with the football weight facilities.
"The weight room they have is for football only, but it was bigger than all the other schools I have visited," Myers said. "The other schools weight rooms are for all the athletic programs."
"I don't know much about their program yet. I want to talk to the coaches and get a feel how the program is and see how interested they really are," Myers said.
Myers has talked with Rod Carey from Northern Illinois. The offensive tackle recruit said he seems like a nice guy and is impressed with his highlights.
But what is Myers looking for in a college football coach?
"I like a coach that is for the players. They will get fired up along with the players," Myers said. "I like coaches that are close to their players. That is the biggest thing for me. I'm looking for that in college. I think I like this in a coach because I am used to that at my high school."
Myers said his off-season training includes track and weight lifting everyday. He is still working on scheduling camps. Myers said he is looking to improve his strength and speed in the off-season.
Myers completes the 40-yard dash in 4.94 seconds. He is undecided about a major.
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