Monroeville (Pa.) Gateway defensive end Jordan Stevens didn't take an official visit like he planned to Illinois this weekend. The 6-foot-3, 226-pounder with 4.8-second speed did watch Illinois's devastating 63-10 loss to Penn State.
"I didn't get up there because the coaches called me and said they're not doing in-season visits. That doesn't bother me too much as I'll just make the visit afterwards instead," he said. "I did watch the game on television though and I definitely think they need some recruits. I really like the fact that I could probably play early if I go there."
The three-star prospect has already taken an official to Kentucky and has scheduled two more.
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"I moved my Miami (Ohio) visit from November 4th to the 18th and I'm also planning to head to Indiana on November 4th," he said. "I really like Indiana and they are high on my list and I want to see what they have to offer. Hopefully on my officials I can see what the school is like and see if the coaches are friendly and nice to be around."
Stevens isn't completely sure who will get his fifth official, but he is considering Michigan State.
The No. 34 weakside defensive end still has Kentucky as his leader.
"They are still No. 1 because I've been up there and saw what I like," he said. "The coaching staff was excellent and they have a really nice campus too."
Playoffs start this week for Gateway.