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Beth Long’s weekly recruiting roundup

03/17/2014, 6:40pm CDT
By Beth Long | FoxSports NEXT | @Beth_Long

Beth breaks down another Big Ten offer for Lemont receiver Flynn Nagel, rising interest for Warren’s Caleb Reams and more.


Warren junior Caleb Reams recently picked up offers from Toledo and Colgate. | Brian O'Mahoney/For Sun-Times Media

Another Big Ten school is interested in Lemont wide receiver Flynn Nagel. Purdue is the latest to join the Scout.com three-star receiver’s offer list.

Nagel also has offers from Illinois and Indiana, among others.

“Our area recruiter, coach Jafar Williams, contacted me and said that the head coach had watched my film and that he was very impressed,” Nagel said. “And they said that they would like to offer me.”

Even though Nagel is getting plenty of attention from the Big Ten, the Boilermakers were an offer that really interested him.

“I was extremely excited,” Nagel said. “I may major in engineering, so Purdue is definitely a great school for that. Also, I look forward to building a strong relationship with the coaching staff and am excited to visit.”

Nagel has yet to set any visit dates for the spring but intends to visit some of the schools that have offered.

Reams gets two offers

Warren junior tight end Caleb Reams is beginning to make a splash on the recruiting scene. He has picked up offers from Toledo and Colgate.

“Honestly, I was shocked,’’ Rams said. ‘‘I never had really talked to Toledo before that day.

‘‘Coach [Matt Campbell] just said he really enjoyed my film and asked me to call him, so I did. He was telling me about the program and then also put in that I have a scholarship offer from his school.”

The 6-3, 220-pound prospect has also received interest from Northern Illinois, Western Michigan, Purdue and others. With all the recent interest, coaches have passed along positive feedback to Reams.

“They mostly like my size and being able to get out in the pass game at the size I am,” he said. “And they say my speed at the size I am is unique.”

Other news

Colgate has evaluated and offered several talented area prospects, including Glenbard North junior quarterback Brett Gasiorowski, who picked up his first offer from the Raiders.

“I was really excited and it was an amazing feeling getting that first offer coming from a school like that,” Gasiorowski said. “They offer a great mix of academics and football, and that’s a big thing that I will look for in a school.”

Bolingbrook defensive end Micah Dew-Treadway added his second offer in two weeks, this one from Western Michigan. Other schools that have offered the three-star lineman include Mississippi State, Purdue, and Bowling Green.

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