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Edwardsville (Ill.) 2025 defensive end Iose Epenesa
Illinois

Top Illinois 2025 high school football recruits

Nate Latsch, SBLive Sports
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Edwardsville (Ill.) 2025 defensive end Iose Epenesa
Illinois

Top Illinois 2025 high school football recruits

Ranking the top Illinois 2025 high school football recruits going into the 2024 season

Nate Latsch, SBLive Sports
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Jett Williams starred at Rockwall Heath High School in Texas before becoming a first-round pick in the 2022 MLB Draft.
National

MLB Draft 2022: Tracking high school first-round picks' progress in 2024

Jackson Holliday is the only one to get a taste of MLB action; Jett Williams, Cole Young, Noah Schultz and Robby Snelling are on track to be up next

Mike Swanson, SBLive Sports
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East St. Louis 2025 S Charles Bass III
Illinois

Charles Bass commits to Missouri football: 'The coaches made me feel wanted'

Bass, a 4-star safety prospect at East St. Louis (Illinois), announced on Wednesday that he has committed to the University of Missouri.

Nate Latsch, SBLive Sports, Andrew Nemec
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Jackson Prep Patriots' Konnor Griffin (22) high fives Gardner Young (2) after scoring a run during the game against the Presbyterian Christian Bobcats at Jackson Prep in Flowood, Miss., on Tuesday, May 14, 2024. Griffin is SBLive Sports' top-rated MLB Draft eligible high school baseball player.
Florida

2024 MLB Draft rankings: Top 50 high school baseball players eligible for this year's draft

Although college players will be at a premium at the top of the 2024 MLB Draft, there are plenty of future MLB stars among draft-eligible high school ranks.

Joe Frisaro
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Adley Rutschman starred at Sherwood High School in Oregon before becoming an MLB All-Star.
National

2024 MLB All-Star rosters show high school recruits' divergent paths to major league success

Several players selected for the game were late bloomers who weren't highly recruited in high school

Mike Swanson, SBLive Sports
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Jershaun Newton chose the Fighting Illini, following in his brother's footsteps
Florida

Jershaun Newton commits to Illinois; family ties lead to Fighting Illini choice

Newton has led CCC to the Class 1M state championship game the last two seasons

Andy Villamarzo
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Waden Charles announced Wednesday evening his pledge to UCF.
Florida

Waden Charles commits to UCF; Knights get another in-state wide receiver target

Charles tallied over 1,000 yards and eight touchdowns in 2023

Andy Villamarzo
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Dereon Coleman selected Miami (FL) over Oklahoma, Ole Miss and UCF
Florida

Dereon Coleman commits to Miami (FL); Hurricanes nab 4-star quarterback

Coleman chose the Hurricanes over Oklahoma, Ole Miss and UCF

Andy Villamarzo
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Nazareth Academy defensive end Gabe Kaminski
Illinois

2024 Illinois high school football schedules released

Get all 2024 IHSA high school football schedules on SBLive

Sam Brown
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Homestead 2025 wide receiver Cortez Mills committed to Oklahoma on Monday evening.
Florida

Cortez Mills commits to Oklahoma; Sooners land 4-star wide receiver

The Broncos star wide receiver amassed over 1,000 yards receiving in 2023

Andy Villamarzo
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Joliet West 2025 guard Jeremiah Fears
Illinois

Top 2025 guard Jeremiah Fears decommits from Illinois basketball

Top 2025 guard Jeremiah Fears decommits to Illinois and re-opens recruitment

Nate Latsch, SBLive Sports
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Vero Beach 2025 defensive back Robert Jones III chose Illinois over UCF on Saturday afternoon
Florida

Robert Jones III commits to Illinois; Cornerback picks Fighting Illini over UCF

The 5-foot-11 defensive back batted away nine passes in 2023

Andy Villamarzo
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St. Augustine 2025 4-star wide receiver Carl Jenkins Jr. committed to UCF on Saturday afternoon
Florida

Carl Jenkins Jr. commits to UCF; Knights keep St. Augustine star close to home

The Yellow Jackets wide receiver amassed over 1,000 yards receiving in 2023

Andy Villamarzo
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Hersey 2025 QB Colton Gumino
Illinois

Colton Gumino, Illinois 3-star QB, commits to UCLA

Colton Gumino, a 3-star 2025 quarterback at Hersey High School (Arlington Heights, Illinois), commits to the UCLA Bruins

Nate Latsch, SBLive Sports
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Isaiah Collier starred for Wheeler High School (Georgia) before joining Bronny James at USC. The Utah Jazz took Collier No. 29 in the 2024 NBA Draft.
National

NBA Draft 2024 complete first round: High school alma mater of every pick

Just about every first round on the Web lists the picks' last college; this one lists their last high school

Mike Swanson, SBLive Sports
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Detroit Tigers outfield prospect Max Clark works out during spring training at TigerTown in Lakeland, Florida, in February 2024.
National

MLB Draft 2023: Where are the high school first-round picks now in 2024?

Here's how the high school baseball Class of 2023 is faring in the minor leagues

Mike Swanson, SBLive Sports
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Thornton's Morez Johnson goes up for a dunk against Metamora at the Highland Shootout on January 6, 2024.
Illinois

Illinois' best high school boys basketball players: SBLive's 2024 all-state team

Thornton's Morez Johnson is the SBLive Illinois Boys Basketball Player of the Year

Mike Clark
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Illinois

Donovan Robinson, 2025 Loyola Academy (Chicago) standout safety, commits to Washington

Loyola Academy (Chicago, Illinois) 2025 football standout Donovan Robinson committed to the Washington Huskies

Nate Latsch, SBLive Sports
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Illinois

Bradley Longcor III, Quincy (Illinois) 2025 guard, commits to Santa Clara

Bradley Longcor III is headed west for college. The Quincy (Ill.) High School standout 2025 combo guard announced his verbal commitment to Santa Clara on Thursd

Nate Latsch, SBLive Sports
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Konnor Griffin poses with his girlfriend, Dendy Hogan, after receiving his trophy for Gatorade National Baseball Player of the Year at Jackson Prep in Mississippi on June 6, 2024.
National

MLB Draft 2024: Meet the high school baseball players projected as first-round picks

The MLB Draft Combine could shake things up this weekend for the best high school baseball players in the country

Mike Swanson, SBLive Sports
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National

Vote: Who should be SBLive’s National High School Girls Athlete of the Week? (6/18/2024)

Each week during the 2023-24 high school sports year, SBLive Sports has gathered the best performances across the country with the help of fans, readers and sta

Mike Swanson, SBLive Sports
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Althoff Catholic (Belleville, Ill.) 2028 athlete Logan Thompson
Illinois

Logan Thompson, Althoff (Illinois) 2028 athlete, picks up SEC offer

Althoff Catholic High School (Belleville, Illinois) freshman wide receiver Logan Thompson received a scholarship offer from the University of Missouri

Nate Latsch, SBLive Sports
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Vote: Who should be SBLive's Illinois High School Athlete of the Week (3/20/2024)?
Illinois

Vote: Who should be SBLive's Illinois High School Athlete of the Week (3/20/2024)?

Here are the candidates for SBLive's Illinois High School Athlete of the Week as nominated by fans, readers and SBLive’s staff. Read through the nominees and

Mike Clark
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DePaul Prep's Makai Kvamme voted SBLive’s Illinois High School Athlete of the Week (3/20/2024)
Illinois

DePaul Prep's Makai Kvamme voted SBLive’s Illinois High School Athlete of the Week (3/20/2024)

Congratulations to DePaul Prep boys basketball player Makai Kvamme, who was voted SBLive's Illinois High School Athlete of the Week for March 4-10. He received

Nate Latsch, SBLive Sports
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Illinois wrestler Ben Davino named SBLive national champion at 132
Wrestling

Illinois wrestler Ben Davino named SBLive national champion at 132

In the last two years, Ben Davino of St. Charles East (Illinois) has only tasted defeat twice and one of those was at the U17 World Championships to

Billy Buckheit
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