Midwest Recruits Have Much to Be Thankful For
Jamarco Jones
Jamarco Jones
National Recruiting Analyst
Posted Nov 28, 2013


With Thanksgiving upon us, some of the Midwest's top seniors talk about what they have to be thankful for in their lives.

Kyron Watson : LB - East St. Louis (Ill.), committed to Kansas
I'm so thankful for my daughter and family and friends. Without those people to support me, I wouldn't be the person I am today. Most of all, I would like to thank God for letting me celebrate another Thanksgiving with my family.

Michael Ferns : LB - St. Clairsville (Ohio), committed to Michigan
I am most thankful for my family who has been so supportive these last couple years of my life. I am also thankful for the many opportunities that I've been blessed with and the people I've met along the way.

Jamarco Jones : OT - Chicago De La Salle (Ill.), committed to Ohio State
I'm thankful for my family who has supported me with everything I have ever done. I am also thankful to have an opportunity to continue my academic and athletic career at the best school in the country.

Matt Sokol
: TE - Rochester Adams (Mich.), committed to Michigan State
I am thankful for my family first. I am thankful for my health and recovery and thankful to have the opportunity and privilege to play the game of football. Happy Thanksgiving and Go Green! 

Austin Roberts
: LB - Rice Lake (Wisc.), committed to Illinois
I'm thankful for all of my loved ones. I wouldn't be the man I am today if it weren't for my family and friends who have pushed me to always be my best and helped me achieve my goals. I am thankful and blessed to have such a good support group around me. I am also thankful to have the opportunity to join another football family and make some more lifelong friends playing the game I love. 

Kirk Barron : C - Mishawaka Marian (Ind.), committed to Purdue
I am thankful for my family, the ability to play the game I love and the opportunity Coach Hazell and the coaching staff has given me to make a career out of game. I'm also thankful to have the opportunity to join another football family, and make some more lifelong friends playing the game I love. 

Drue Tranquill : LB/S - Fort Wayne Carroll (Ind.), committed to Notre Dame
I am thankful for my family and friends for the impact they've had on my life. I'm also thankful for the opportunity God has given me to play football and impact lives.

Malik King : OT - Muskegon (Mich.), committed to Ball State
I'm thankful for all of the people who made me into the person I am today, my family, coaches, and teachers. Without them and Jesus Christ himself I wouldn't be where I am today.

Tommy Doles
: OT - Grand Rapids Christian (Mich.), committed to Northwestern
First and foremost I am thankful for God's grace and what Jesus means in my life. I am also thankful for the people around me (friends, family, coaches) and for the privilege of playing football.

Jaden Gault : OT - Monona Grove (Wisc.), committed to Wisconsin
I am so thankful for all my family, friends, and coaches in high school. I wouldn't be where I am without them and I'm truly blessed!

Ian Bunting :
TE - Hinsdale Central (Ill.), committed to Michigan
I'd say I'm most thankful for family. They're always there for me and I wouldn't be where I am today without them.

Terry McLaurin
: WR - Indianapolis Cathedral (Ind.), committed to Ohio State
I'm thankful for my faith, family and football, three simple things, but all have a special place in my heart. And I am also thankful for the opportunity to continue my dream of playing at the next level.



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