O’Fallon (Ill.) High has sent 10 players to Division-I programs in the last three years and 20 since 2005.
Illinois commit Darius Mosely had a big senior season, catching 69 passes for 1,126 yards and 10 touchdowns.
Many more are coming up the pipeline.
A story came out on Monday that receiver/defensive back prospect Darius Mosely, an Illinois commit, was possibly considering visits to a couple other schools.
The Illini staff quickly reached out to head coach Brandon Joggerst and it looks like the 6-foot, 190-pound Mosely won’t take future trips for now.
“I think he’s fine,” Joggerst said. “I don’t think he will. He’s a teenager so we’ll see, but I don’t think he will.”
Mosely is coming off a big senior year where he caught 69 passes for 1,126 yards and 10 touchdowns. On defense he registered 33 tackles and an interception. Besides Illinois, he held offers from Arizona State, Iowa, Boston College, Cincinnati, Indiana, Iowa State, Kansas State, Michigan State, Northwestern, Purdue and Vanderbilt.
“He just continued to evolve his game,” Joggerst said. “Became a leader on the field. He just knows how to get open. He’s very football smart. He’s very quick, has great hips and great change of direction, he can get open in small spaces.”
Quarterback Todd Porter had a big day on Monday, picking up four offers from Northern Colorado, Northern Iowa, Furman and Tennessee State. Previously holding a full-ride from Presbyterian, the 6-foot-4, 190-pound Porter could see many more scholarships come his way after throwing for 3,009 yards and 22 touchdowns this season. He added 10 more rushing scores.
Senior QB Todd Porter landed four offers on Monday, and more could soon be on the way.
“He’s going to end up with Alabama State,” Joggerst said. “I talked to Louisiana-Monroe. I talked to several others. Appalachian State, Florida Atlantic, a lot of schools are doing checks to see about him.”
Porter has been a three-year player for O’Fallon.
“He grew so much,” Joggerst said. “The offense we did this year was a no-huddle, fast-break offense and it put a lot on his shoulders. He had a lot of run, pass, read options and it showed the type of growth we thought he made and the confidence we had in his ability. We put a lot of pressure on him and he responded and it turned out to be a great season.”
Charles Harmon, a 6-foot-6, 245-pound offensive tackle holds offers from Illinois State and Holy Cross.
Punter Austin Barnes has an offer from Southeast Missouri State.
Defensive end Dewayne Hendrix is a good-looking prospect at 6-foot-5, 230 pounds, and he has earned interest from Illinois and Missouri among others. This fall he registered 60 tackles and four sacks.
“He’s just a frame,” Joggerst said. “Long arms, very athletic, a great motor.”
Dan Ryan, a 6-foot-4, 270-pound interior offensive line prospect, is fielding interest from Illinois, Iowa, Northwestern and Oregon among others.
“Just very physical,” Joggerst said. “Just one of those hard-nosed players. Good feet.”
Joggerst thinks receiver/cornerback Tae'mon Franklin will also see BCS scholarships come his way. The 5-foot-10, 170-pound Franklin caught 31 passes for 465 yards and three touchdowns this season, and added another 22 tackles on defense.
“I think he’ll be a high level-kid too,” Joggerst said. “Speed, he’s the fastest kid we have. He’s a legit 4.4 kid. He can run, very good hands.”
Kentrail Moran could be a big-time, national recruit when it’s all said and done. He burst on the scene this fall to rush for 700 yards and six touchdowns on just 138 carries. The 5-foot-10, 180-pound Moran added another 248 yards receiving and a score.
“He started for us all year,” Joggerst said, adding that Illinois, Iowa and Missouri have already inquired.
“He’ll be a very, very high-level one. He caught the ball out of the backfield for us. He came in and took control of it and the kids knew right away too, so that always helps.”
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