Locally, most of the top senior prospects have made commitments. Here is everything you need to know about the class of 2010, which shapes up as one of the most talented in years:
* Loyola defensive end Chance Carter is giving up basketball to concentrate on football. He had a good year in football, not great. He should have been better. Now he realizes he isn't a big-time basketball player and plans to train full-time to prepare for his senior season in football. To live up to his enormous potential, he must dedicate himself to football.
Carter is one of the top five juniors in the Chicago area. But he needs to put on 20 pounds of muscle. He has good football instincts and he is very athletic. He just has to dedicate himself to football and the rest will take care of itself. Notre Dame offered early.
* C.J. Fiedorowicz of Johnsburg, a 6-7, 240-pounder with 4.5 speed, is a high-bred tight end in high school. That will be his position in college. He doesn't get much recognition because he is from Johnsburg. But he is so athletic that he is being recruited by Wisconsin for basketball. He has the body of a senior in college.
* Christian Lombard of Fremd, at 6-6 and 285-pounds, is one of the best offensive linemen in the country. Colleges came in to evaluate him in the fall and bragged about him. He has great feet, is fundamentally sound, very mobile and makes few mistakes. He was offered by Iowa as a freshman. At last count, he had 29 offers.
* Hinsdale Central quarterback John Whitelaw, who impressed in his team's loss to Maine South in the Class 8A championship game last Saturday in Champaign, will be heavily recruited. He is exceptionally athletic for a quarterback...good arm, great feet, great leadership skills, perfectly suited for a spread offense.