Plainfield (Ill.) Central junior offensive tackle prospect Perry Dorrestein (6-foot-6, 283 pounds) landed his second scholarship offer this spring on Thursday morning from Northern Illinois University.
"The coaches from Northern Illinois called my head coach (John Jackson) on Thursday morning," Dorrestein said. "The NIU coaches said that they are offering me a scholarship and that the paperwork was put in the mail on Thursday morning."
Dorrestein is very familiar with the Huskies.
"My older brother goes to Northern Illinois already, so I've been to DeKalb a bunch of times over the last few years. I went to the NIU recruiting day a few weeks ago and I had a chance to talk with the coaches at NIU. I really like the coaches very much, and you can't argue about the success that they have had over the years at NIU. NIU is a really good school and a really good football program and I'm very happy to have a scholarship offer from the Huskies."
Dorrestein talked about his overall May evaluation period.
"May has been a very good month for me no question about it. I was hoping to be able to get a few coaches interested, but to have two early offers plus so many calls and schools that are really interested is just a huge bonus. I really wasn't expecting to draw any offers this early, so it's really a big thrill for myself and my family."
Dorrestein also knows that this summer could bring even more recruiting interest and offers.
"It just seems like so many schools are waiting to see how I do at camps this summer. My first camp will be at Northwestern on June 10th, and I just want to go out and show then what I'm capable of this summer. I can't wait for the college camps."
Perry Dorrestein has offers from Toledo and Northern Illinois.