One player that caught our eye on film recently was Chicago Harlan offensive tackle Ki-jana Evans, a 6'5, 280-lb kid with athleticism and a mean streak.
During the year, he visited Northern Illinois and says he also heard from West Virginia, Utah and Ohio State. Now that the season is over, he says another program out West has began contacting him.
"I heard from Washington. They said that they would like to get me down there for a visit and talk recruiting," he reported.
Evans is just starting to hit the radar, and will undoubtedly receive more attention from colleges over the coming months, and when that does happen, he has an idea of which schools he hopes finds his mailbox.
"I would like to hear from Illinois, Miinnesota, Arkansas and the University of Miami (FL)."
Although his team played a lot of freshmen and sophomores, and struggled through the 2011 campaign, Evans says their youth will serve them well next season and he's already working this offseason to prepare for a big 2012 year.
"I plan to lift weights and work out intensely. I'm also a wrestler."