Western Michigan has had success in Illinois in their 2014 class and the Broncos have moved early on one of the state's top 2015 prospects, defensive tackle Nick Dillon, who is thrilled to have his first offer.
"It's real relieving," he said, "Knowing that hard work pays off is a great feeling. I'm also eager for many more offers."
More offers are a likelihood for the 6'2, 245-pound Dillon who has been a varsity starter from his freshman year. Even if others do come, he will remember the Broncos as being first and says he has been impressed with what he has seen so far.
"What Coach Fleck is doing is going to be great in my opinion. He's completely turning around that program. It might happen now, it might happen next year, but the coming seasons, Western Michigan will be a team that competes with some BCS schools."
With fall approaching, Dillon has his eye on a state title and also on visiting a few programs for unofficial game visits.
"Yeah, a few schools [I want to get to] are Ohio State, Notre Dame, Iowa, Western Michigan, Michigan State. It depends on our schedule."