Edgy's football recruiting notes | Illinois offers a few, loses one

Montini junior defensive end Dylan Thompson had a good weekend, picking up offers from Illinois and Indiana after making junior day visits to both schools.

"I was hoping the first offer (from Illinois) would open the door, and obviously it did," Thompson said of his first two offers. "I was hoping a great school like Indiana would offer and they did. I didn't think it would come this fast."

Thompson plans to take unofficial visits in March to Ohio State and Michigan State.

Mount Carmel junior running back Matt Domer also walked away from Illinois on Saturday with an offer, his first from a Big Ten school.

"It went great at Illinois," Domer said. "The school really had a nice setup and they have a lot to offer."

He gone: Lincoln-Way Central senior defensive end Evan Panfil decommitted from Illinois on Monday and orally committed to Purdue. Panfil, who called the Boilermakers his dream school early in his process, said he was surprised when longtime Illinois defensive line coach Keith Gilmore left Illinois for North Carolina.

More Hoosier offers: Hinsdale Central junior center Brian Allen and junior tight end Ian Bunting along with Montini junior defensive end Nile Sykes added offers Sunday from Indiana.

"I really liked the coaches at Indiana they all have come from major BCS-level schools," said Allen, younger brother of Michigan State's Jack Allen. "Indiana also has one of the best weight rooms I've ever seen."

Morgan Park's Bailey decides: Morgan Park senior defensive lineman Khairi Bailey orally committed to Western Michigan over the weekend as new head coach P.J. Fleck continues to recruit Chicagoland hard.

"He's a young guy with a ton of energy," Bailey said of Fleck. "His motto is rowing the boat, and he needs all of us on board and working as one to turn the boat around."

Proviso East's Thurman picks: Proviso West senior safety Jameer Thurman might be one of the highest-profile recruits to land at Indiana State. Thurman orally committed to the Sycamores on Sunday night.

"It was a hard decision because North Dakota really gave me a lot to think about, but in the end distance was the overwhelming factor," said Thurman, who is ranked a three-star prospect by Rivals.com." My family and their support means everything, and they can follow me in college at Indiana State."

Extra points: Crete-Monee senior receiver Lance Lenoir Jr. orally committed to Western Illinois after making a weekend official visit. ... Crete senior guard Austin Rosenfeldt pledged to D-II St. Cloud State in Minnesota. ... Simeon senior safety Aaron Banks orally committed to Bowling Green State.

CHICAGO