From a NU release they are:
6-2 • 260, Cary-Grove
Projected Position: Offensive Line
High School: A
near-consensus all-state selection in 2009, earning first-team nods
from the Illinois High School Football Coaches Association, Chicago Tribune and Champaign News-Gazette ... A Chicago Sun-Times Top-25 All-Area team selection ... ESPN Chicago All-Area Preps team ... Two-time selection (2008 and 2009) to the Daily Herald and Northwest Herald all-area
teams ... Team's two-time Offensive Line MVP (center) ... Helped lead
the Trojans to the 2009 state title, the school's first, with a 34-17
win over Providence Catholic ... In state title game, faced
Providence's all-state nose tackle Steve Laski ... Trojans went
unbeaten in conference play two straight years (2008-09) ... Helped
Cary-Grove amass 5,289 total yards, which included 4,444 rushing yards
... Trojans, using a triple-option offense, scored 546 points in two
seasons ... Team, which went 53-1 in regular-season play from 2004-09,
received MaxPreps Tour of Champions Trophy ... Team captain ... His
football record with the Trojans was 41-3 ... Also competed in
wrestling, track and lacrosse ... Won the lacrosse team's "Physical
Presence" award ... Also won the "Harlem Big Man Challenge" lineman
competition ... High Honor Roll eight semesters ... NHS, AP Scholar,
Illinois State Scholar and two-time Academic All-State selection ...
Coached by Bruce Kay.
Personal: Born Hayden Patrick Baker ... Son of Robert and Mary Ellen Baker ... Uncle played football at Iowa and played in the Rose Bowl ... Anticipated major is biological sciences.
6-0 • 175
Oconomowoc, Wis. • Marquette University H.S.
Projected Position: Defensive Back
High School: A
second-team all-conference cornerback for the Hilltoppers, which went
14-0 and won Wisconsin's Division I state title ... Played quarterback
his junior year before being moved to defense as a senior ... Tabbed
the Hilltoppers' "Most Improved Player" for his performance as a senior
... Earned a Greater Metro Conference Senior Scholar Award ... Ranked
48th on the ESPN's Fab 50 of top Wisconsin players, and ranked 58th
among Rivals' top 100 Wisconsin players ... His 50-yard interception
return for TD sparked a run of 30 straight points against Brookfield
Central ... Totaled 42 tackles, four TFL's, three interceptions (two
for TD's) and 13 pass breakups in 2009 ... Also lettered in baseball
(second baseman) ... NHS, MUHS Scholar-Athlete Award, Honor Roll member
all four years ... Coached by Dick Basham.
Personal: Born Joseph Michael Cannon ... Son of Pat and Linda Cannon ... Brother, P.J., played football at Wisconsin and was a member of two winning Rose Bowl teams ... His cousin, Jenny Baumann, plays soccer at Northwestern (2007-10) ... His grandfather, Robert Cannon, served as a vice president for the Milwaukee Brewers and as general counsel for the Chicago Cubs (1982-85).
6-1 • 190
Projected Position: Wide Receiver
High School: An
honorable mention Class 6A all-state wide receiver ... Caught 41 passes
for 824 yards (20.1 ypr) and 9 TD's in 2009 ... A first-team Class 6A
All-Region and Decatur Daily honoree ... Earned a player of the week
honor from the Alabama Sports Writers Association ... Selected to play
in Alabama's North-South all-star game ... Helped the Red Raiders to a
9-3 record in 2009 and a three-year mark of 27-9 ... Team placed third
in the Region 8 Conference and reached the second round of the playoffs
... Team captain ... Also played quarterback and tight end ... Student
Council president and two-year NHS member ... Finished fifth in high
school class ... William Randolph Hearst scholarship finalist,
International Baccalaureate student and earned "A" honors all four
years ... Boys state representative ... Coached by Jere Adcock.
Personal: Born Torin Joseph Dupper ... Son of Joseph and Kathy Dupper ... Both parents were student-athletes at the University of Chicago -- father competed in baseball and wrestling, while mother played basketball and softball ... Has five younger brothers.
5-8 • 180
Madison, Wis. • Edgewood
Projected Position: Defensive Back
High School: Starred
on both sides of the ball at Edgewood, earning first-team All-Badger
South honors as both a running back and defensive back ... In just five
games in 2009 (missed remainder of season with an ankle injury),
totaled 1,066 rushing yards (213.2 ypg), 14 TD's and four interceptions
(two returned for TD's) ... An all-region selection at defensive back
... Tabbed a National Football Foundation Wisconsin Scholar-Athlete ...
Selected to play in Wisconsin's Football Coaches Association annual
all-star game ... Scored five TD's (three rushing, a 25-yard "pick-six"
and a 95-yard kickoff return) vs. Monroe ... Helped the Waterbugs reach
the state playoffs ... Also lettered in basketball (point guard) ...
Team captain for both football and basketball ... High Honor Roll and
NHS ... Coached by Alan Minnaert.
Personal: Born Michael Kojo Eshun ... Son of Christine Eshun ... Sister, Ann, played soccer at Wisconsin.
6-2 • 215
Brambleton, Va. • Briar Woods
Projected Position: Superback
High School: Totaled
24 receptions for 493 yards and 3 TD's as a wide receiver/tight end at
Briar Woods ... Earned team's Offensive Player of the Game (vs.
Carlisle High) and team's Dedication Award ... Totaled nine receptions
for 123 yards and a TD vs. Carlisle ... Also added 28 solo tackles and
35 assisted tackles, four sacks, one forced fumble and one
interception, while playing defensive end, linebacker and strong safety
... Team captain ... Briar Woods went a combined 12-5-1 his junior and
senior seasons ... Ranked fifth among senior class ... NHS, Spanish
NHS, Math NHS, AP Scholar, Spanish III Award, Excellence in Education
honoree and Leadership in the Law selectee ... Also lettered in
basketball and baseball ... Coached by Vincent Owens.
Personal: Born Christian Gerard Flores ... Son of Roy and Victoria Flores ... Plans to major in broadcast journalism.
6-0 • 190
Projected Position: Running Back
High School: Tabbed an Illinois High School Football Coaches Association Class 6A all-state running back ...Chicago Tribune honorable mention all-state selection ... Two-time Herald News and Daily Southtown all-area
selection ... Two-time Chicago Catholic League Blue All-Conference
honoree ... Two-time team MVP (2008 and 2009) ... Team captain ...
Conference's Offensive MVP in 2009 ... Totaled seven career games with
200-plus rushing yards ... Five-time Chicago Sun-Times Player of
the Week ... Helped lead the Celtics to the 2009 Catholic League Blue
title and an appearance in the Class 6A state championship game ...
Rushed for 1,936 yards his junior year (287 carries) and 1,851 yards
(351 carries) his senior season ... Also led team with 39 receptions in
2009 ... Ranks second on Providence Catholic's all-time rushing list
with 4,074 career rushing yards ... Also lettered in baseball (center
fielder) and was a team captain ... NHS, AP Scholar, Illinois State
Scholar, 2010 Outstanding Citizenship Award, 2010 Outstanding Science
Student Award, All-State Academic team, IHSA Football Coaches
Association All-Academic selection ... Prep teammate with current NU
offensive tackle Patrick Ward ... Also played against current NU players, Chance Carter (Loyola) and Anthony Battle (Mt. Carmel) ... Coached by Mark Coglianese.
Personal: Born Timothy Marshall Hanrahan ... Son of Timothy and Julianne Hanrahan ... Sister, Brittany, plays softball at Colgate.