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Simeon's Reggie Spearman (5) sacks Brother Rice quarterback Shon Powell (2) during the Prep Bowl at Soldier Field in Chicago, Ill. on Thursday, November 22, 2012. | Jon Durr~ For Sun-Times Media
After weekend official visits to Syracuse, lineman Kendall Moore and linebacker Reggie Spearman — both Simeon seniors — plan to announce their college choices Tuesday.
“The Syracuse visit was great,” Moore said. “I liked everything about it and I got a real good feel for the coaches while I was there.
‘‘My favorite part of the visit would have to be the way that the coaches treated us like we were already playing ball for them. They acted really down to earth, which made it easier for us to be ourselves.”
Spearman had similar thoughts about the visit, calling it “great,” and speaking highly regarding the possibility of playing college ball with Moore.
‘‘It would be big,” Spearman said. “I mean, we’ve basically played all of our lives together. So it’d be big to be able to play football with my best friend because I know he’s going to get the job done.”
Moore will decide between Illinois, Oklahoma, Syracuse and Western Michigan, while Spearman will pick between Illinois, Syracuse, Iowa and Minnesota.
More for Weishar
In the past week, Marist junior tight end Nic Weishar added offers from Tennessee, Maryland and Arkansas to his rapidly growing list.
“I honestly wasn’t expecting any of the offers,” Weishar said. “But I would love to visit all three of them, I am just not sure of any dates yet.”
Weishar, who has offers from over a dozen schools from all over the country, also recently heard from Missouri and Washington.
“Right now I am looking for the same things that I was looking for in the beginning,” Weishar said. “I am looking for a school with great academics and a great football tradition.”
Bunting on Iowa
Hinsdale Central junior tight end Ian Bunting added his fifth offer recently — this one from Iowa.
“I am excited about the offer and it’s another great place to be a tight end,” he said. “Coach D.J. Hernandez, the tight ends coach, showed us some film on their tight ends during the junior day and I was impressed.”
Glenbard East senior wide receiver Malysha Flanders is headed to the SEC, as a preferred walk-on at Mississippi State.
“I will be going to visit Mississippi State next week, but after talking to the recruiting coordinator and some of the recruits I feel like the program is getting better and better,” Flanders said. “Out of the schools that offered me, I felt like playing in the SEC is big time, and it is a chance for me to compete with the best.”
Flanders chose Mississippi State over scholarship offers from Indiana State and Northern Iowa.