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Bolingbrook's #21 Parrker Westphal looks for some running room up field vs Romeoville held at Romeoville on Friday, August 31, 2012. | Larry Kane~For Sun-Times Media
Waubonsie Valley senior tight end Troy Fumagalli added a big offer.
“Wisconsin offered me a scholarship,” Fumagalli said. “I found out when I went up to visit for the game against Northern Iowa.”
And what did the 6-6, 230 pound tight end think of his trip?
“The visit was awesome, Wisconsin’s game day atmosphere was really crazy,” Fumagalli said. “I got there and I met with Coach [Chris] Ash and he showed us around Camp Randall and then he introduced me to some of the other coaches.”
Fumagalli has offers from the Badgers, Northern Illinois and Ball State.
“I am thinking that before the end of the season I am going to come up with a college decision,” Fumgalli said.
Thorson hears from Big Ten
Junior Wheaton North quarterback Clayton Thorson received his first two offers recently, both from the Big Ten.
“I received an offer from Iowa on Friday and Northwestern Sunday,” Thorson said. “I wasn’t really expecting them at all.”
Thorson has seen both schools in action this year.
“I went to Northwestern this past Saturday for their game,” Thorson said. “I also went to the Northern Illinois and Iowa game. And I am going to the Iowa game this Saturday.”
The 6-foot-4, 200-pound signal caller is also hearing from Northern Illinois.
Big Northwestern visit weekend
It’s no secret that Northwestern defeated Vanderbilt 23-13 Saturday at Ryan Field.
There were plenty of prospects on hand to see the Wildcats win, including Class of 2014 Mount Carmel defensive end Enoch Smith Jr.
“It was fun to get down there and watch a great football game,” Smith said. “Northwestern is a great school to be at for athletics and academics.”
Another visitor was junior Bolingbrook defensive back Parrker Westphal.
“My favorite part was probably getting to go down to the Northwestern locker room after the game,” Westphal said. “The visit overall was nice, just being able to see how the coaches operate on game day and see the way the team acts towards each other.”
And fellow 2014 prospect, Hinsdale Central wide receiver Ian Bunting reflected on the visit as well.
“We listened to a few of the coaches speak,” Bunting said. “Then we headed out to the field to watch warm-ups. After, we went to our seats for the game and got to go into the locker room after the game. It was fun.”
Other area visitors included Crete-Monee junior linebacker Nyles Morgan, Maine South quarterback Matt Alviti and Plainfield East OL Tyler Landcaster.