Until last week, St. Viator's Eric Huber was a quarterback. After a shoulder separation, however, the 6-2, 200-pound senior was switched to wide receiver. Good decision. Because Huber, who has 4.4 speed, is a Division I prospect at that position.
In last Friday's 26-21 loss to Notre Dame, Huber caught six passes. Boston College, which just received a commitment from Huber's teammate, tackle Emmett Cleary, is recruiting him. And he has received interest from Northwestern and Indiana. He is athletic and can run. He likely will be recruited as an athlete/defensive back/wide receiver.
Fremd is 6-0 and one of the best teams I've seen in recent years. I attended last Friday's Fremd/Palatine game and observed several talented juniors on coach Mike Donatucci's roster. But I was most impressed with a senior at Palatine, 6-6, 240-pound defensive tackle/end Monroe Brooks, whom I was told is participating in his first year of football.
Brooks has long arms and long legs, perfect for a defensive pash rusher. He also has good quickness off the ball. He is very aggressive. He seemed to be mad at everyone on every play. He isn't a great player yet but he has potential to be one. He passes the look test and quickness test. If I'm a Big 10 school with a scholarship left, I'd give it to him in a second. He will weigh 280 pounds in two years. He has a great future. All he lacks is polish and experience.
Fremd has four juniors who have Division I potential--6-1, 218-pound linebacker Ben Perna, 6-0, 190-pound defensive back Mike Tauchman, 6-0, 200-pound running back Mike Gyetbay and 6-2, 220-pound defensive lineman/tight end Jeff Bobek.
Perna makes a lot of plays. He is strong, very athletic and could be a Division I linebacker. Tauchman had four interceptions in only three quarters and also caught a 40-yard touchdown pass in Fremd's 26-7 victory over Palatine. He is very aggressive and steals everything thrown in his direction. He also is an outstanding baseball player. Gyetbay, whose father played at Syracuse, has MAC potential. And Bobek, whose father played at Iowa, also demonstrated a mean streak.
I continue to be impressed with Mark Tolzien, Fremd's senior quarterback. At 6-1, he lacks the height that many college recruiters are looking for. But he is as good or better than his older brother Scott, now at Wisconsin.