Beth Long’s football recruiting notebook

Prairie Ridge quarterback Samson Evans (22) kisses the Class 5A championship trophy. Worsom Robinson/ For Sun-Times.

Prairie Ridge junior Samson Evans is one of the most talented players in the state. The quarterback has offers from Iowa, Minnesota, Illinois, Iowa State and others.

Evans recorded 1363 rushing yards, 740 passing yards and 42 touchdowns season and led the Wolves to an undefeated season and the Class 6A state title.

Although Evans has received plenty of recruiting interest, he’s currently busy with track season and he’s letting recruiting develop.

“I don’t have that many new schools interested,” Evans said.

The last visit for Evans was an unofficial to check out Kentucky for the spring game. He’s getting focused on his upcoming senior season.

“The offseason is going pretty well, just working on the little things and trying to get my body 100-percent going into the season,” Evans said.

Evans has several things he’s looking for when he does start taking visits.

“I’m really just excited to meet the coaches and just to get a feel of the atmosphere of the school,” Evans said. “See what it’s like there and see all the facilities.”

Charles Robinson adds interest

One breakout performer this offseason is Waubonsie Valley tight end Charles Robinsion. A long and lean, 6-foot-3, 210-pounds, Robinson has showcased good hands and athleticism this spring.

“It’s been productive recruiting has been kind of slow lately but everyone’s been telling me I posted some good numbers,” Robinson said.

Robinson has several other goals heading into his senior season.

“My goal this offseason is to improve on my footwork and keep working in the weight room to get bigger,” Robinson said.

The schools that Robinson is hearing from the most at the moment are Temple, Illinois, Ohio and Illinois State. The recruiting process has been one to remember for the Warriors standout receiver.

“I gotta say the best part about recruiting has been meeting the new people and making a ton of football players that’s working towards the same goal as me,” Robinson said.

On upcoming visits, Robinson knows exactly what he will be looking for as well.

“With spring visits I’m looking forward to just going to the colleges and seeing which one is the best for me. I’m also looking to narrow down my decision,” Robinson said. “Plus, I’ll be looking mostly for a place with a good culture.”

Robinson has offers from Northern Illinois, Iowa State, Mississippi State, Wyoming, Miami (Ohio) and others. The most recent visit that Robinson took was to check out Northern Illinois.

“I am getting recruited as a tight end,” Robinson said.

Glenbard North athlete off the board

Glenbard North junior athlete Tyrik Henderson made an oral commitment to Minnesota on Wednesday.

Henderson announced his commitment via his social media saying he was “100-percent committed” to the Gophers.

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