When it comes to having a program that traditionally sends several players onto the major Division 1 level, Thornton Township (Harvey, Ill.) veteran head coach Bill Mosel could be considered one of the state of Illinois finest.
The Class of 2005 at Thornton Township is busy getting prepared to make some official visits over the next few weekends.
"I have three players that are getting ready to take some official visits," said Mosel. "Basically they are starting to really look hard at each school now and they are looking to get a good feeling for each school on their visits."
Three star ranked defensive end Terrance Jamison(6-foot-4, 225 pounds) will hit the official visit tour starting this weekend.
"Terrance will be making an official visit to Wisconsin this coming weekend. Terrance has also set an official visit to Michigan State on December 17th. Terrance is still trying to sort a few schools out, but I know that he's taking those two official visits for sure."
Defensive end prospect Keyon Brown(6-foot-3, 225 pounds) will also hit the official path very shortly.
"Keyon is scheduled to make an official visit to Wisconsin on December 10th, then Keyon is also taking an official visit to Michigan State on December 17th. Keyon is also talking about setting an official visit date with Purdue very shortly. Those are the only three visits he's planning at this point."
Cornerback/wide receiver prospect Markus Murry(5-foot-11, 180 pounds) has been as elusive in the hallways of Thornton as he was this fall on the field according to Mosel.
"I'm trying to track down Markus today and I'm trying to find out his exact visit plans. I do know that Markus is also planning to make an official visit to Michigan State on December 17th along with Jamo and Keyon. Markus was also talking about setting a few more official visits the last time we talked. I'll get that information hopefully in a day or so."
Mosel is always excited to see his players drawing recruiting offers and interest.
"We've been really blessed to have so many great athletes and players that have played here at Thornton, and to see these kids getting to earn a scholarship and play at the next level is really exciting for myself and the rest of the coaches."
Mosel has sent well over 150 players to the Division 1 level in his 19 years as head coach at Thornton Township.