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Updated State Rankings: Illinois
Midwest Regional Manager
Posted Aug 12, 2009
There has been a lot of movement in our Illinois state rankings. The state is producing quite a few top prospects, particularly on the lines and at quarterback. Scout.com has updated our list of the state's top prospects, just before the start of the season. Here are our top 70 prospects.
Prater Remains at the Top
Proviso West wide receiver
is still the premier prospect in the state
Back when we first ranked the 2010 class, the Scout.com staff was extremely impressed by Kyle Prater. At the time, he was considered a good prospect, but not necessarily among the nation's elite. We believed in what we saw and made Kyle the nation's top receiver prospect. After a spring and summer has passed, nothing we have seen has changed that. The 6-5, 205-lb Prater has size, good speed and some of the best ball skills of any wide receiver we have seen. There are some great prospects in Illinois this year, but Prater stands out among them all.
These five have been moving up the charts
- TE - Johnsburg
We loved him on film, but seeing his size and athleticism in person was a sight to behold.
- DT - Chicago St. Rita
Kids with his size and ability to play the run are rare and that has made him a hot commodity.
- QB - Wheaton North
After an injury kept him out for a few games last year, Graham had a fabulous summer which ended with him committing to Ohio State.
- QB - Lake Forest
Rees was another quarterback who came onto the radar late, but he impressed at camps and on film.
- TE - O'Fallon
Flood's film really impressed us. The Purdue commit can run and is a dangerous threat in the passing game.
Five to Watch
These five could rise up the next rankings
- OT - Table Grove V.I.T.
Illinois commitment is one we need to study more on film and we will see him in person this year.
Fabbians Ebbelle - OT - Chicago Simeon
Really impressed at our Evanston combine, a good senior season and he should pick up some offers.
- QB - Cahokia
Ivy is a good athlete with a live arm. We are making a trip out to Cahokia later this year and a good performance this season should move him up.
- CB - New Lenox Providence Catholic
He's one of the hot names in the state right now and one we will monitor this season.
Terrence Terry - WR - Barrington
He was excellent at the Evanston combine. He will play quarterback this year, but his future is at wide receiver.
By the Numbers
Number of In-State players committed to FBS schools:
Number of In-State players offered by FBS schools:
Highest Ranked player Without an FBS Offer:
Fabbians Ebbelle (26)
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