Brandon Napoleon has been receiving a lot of publicity lately and for good reason.
The 6-foot, 175-pound athlete from Jersey City (N.J.) St. Peter's Prep is picking up offers and seeing the level of interest he's receiving from colleges increase in a big way.
Napoleon recently came out with his top five schools. That list includes North Carolina, Rutgers, Indiana, Virginia Tech and Michigan, in that order.
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Now he admits his most recent offer could shake things up yet again.
"Illinois offered me just now actually," Napoleon explained. "They offered me as a defensive back."
The Illini have had their eyes on Napoleon for a little while now and they just started to turn up the heat.
"They came to see me and a few other players recently and that was the first time I had seen them in person," Napoleon explained. "They just told me to call them so I did and they offered."
While the versatile athlete has never visited the Big Ten school he has heard great things about them from a pretty good source, as far as Napoleon is concerned.
"When my dad was playing he took a visit out there," he explained. "He said they have a beautiful campus so I want to try to get out there. I don't know when it will happen, though."
Napoleon said coaches from North Carolina, his current leader, were at the school on Friday.