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Illini Checking Out Indiana Offensive Lineman

The best college football recruiting starts by developing long-term relationships with high school coaches. College coaches who prove consistently trustworthy develop pipelines to their schools through those relationships. Fighting Illini linebacker coach Mike Ward has an advocate in offensive lineman Dan Samuelson's coach in Plymouth, Indiana.

Illinois linebacker coach Mike Ward has recruited the Midwest for many years. Among his friends is Plymouth, Indiana, head football coach John Barron. He is utilizing that relationship to recruit Barron's star offensive lineman Dan Samuelson. Barron speaks highly of Ward. "He's recruited some of our players over the years to Toledo and Bowling Green. He's a good guy, and he's a pretty honest...

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