Even with snow left on the ground, and below freezing temperatures, some of the best prospects in the Chicago area have already begun spring football.
How? Through Core 6 Athletics, a training facility located in the Chicagoland area. Core 6 is run by founder and CEO Paul Szczesny and by other former division one athletes.
Early every Sunday morning prospects like Oklahoma commit David Smith, undecided Crete-Monee High standout Anthony Standifer, 2013 teammate Laquon Treadwell, and Miami (Ohio) commits Ryan Callen gather for the game they love, football.
With a mix of position drills, one-on-ones and are already preparing to take 7-on-7 season by storm.
Here is a more comprehensive list of the Chicagoland athletes taking part:
David Smith – 2012 RB Oklahoma Commit
Dion Starnes – 2012 DB Air Force Commit
B.J. Bello – 2012 DB Illinois Commit
Paul Perschon – 2012 OT Toledo Commit
Ryan Callen – 2012 OL Miami (Ohio) Commit
J.J. Robertson – 2012 WR Illinois Commit
Anthony Standifer – 2012 DB Undecided
Faith Ekakitie – 2012 DL Iowa Commit
Plus, plenty of 2013 prospects: Laquon Treadwell, Jalen Banks, Caleb Bailey, Auston Rosenfeltdt, Reggie Spearman, Craig Slowik, Tim Manckzo, Colin Goebel, Mason Darrow, and Khairi Bailey.
But it doesn’t stop there, the future of Chicago football, the 2014 class has several representatives: Clifton Garrett, Nyles Morgan, Brian Allen, Jake Kolbe, and J.B. Butler.
Stay on FOXSportsNEXT and Scout.com as football and football coverage continue year round in the Chicagoland area, as the recruiting team will bring you the latest updates on all the top talent in the area.