Plainfield (Ill.) Central junior offensive tackle prospect Perry Dorrestein (6-foot-6, 285 pounds) was one of several in-state prospects who attended the University of Illinois spring game on Saturday.
"I was at the University of Illinois on Saturday for it's spring game and a combine," Dorrestein said. "I was told that I performed pretty well at the combine, and I also really enjoyed the spring game."
Dorrestein talked about his unofficial visit to Illinois.
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"The spring game I thought was really good, except that it was really cold all day on Saturday, especially for a spring game. The Illini definitely seem to have some really fired up players and coaches. I really liked how the offense really gets after it. I had a chance to check everything out at Illinois and it was all very impressive. I had a chance to talk with head coach Ron Zook and my recruiting coach Reggie Mitchell before the spring game, and they told me to keep working hard and that they will be watching me closely this fall."
Dorrestein is also hoping to hear from some college coaches during the May evaluation period.
"The coaches at Illinois said that they will be calling me in May. The coaches at Purdue, Northwestern and Notre Dame have indicated in mail that they will also be calling in May."
Dorrestein, who is still looking for his first offer, is preparing for a solid summer tour.
"I'm looking hard at camping this summer at Notre Dame, Illinois, Northwestern and Purdue."