A good choice, to be sure, but there are so many other athletes that could have been considered. Here's a (tentative) list of a few early games I hope to attend that will feature some of the very best skill position players in the Chicago area.
Aug. 30 Glenbard North (Justin Jackson, RB) @ Batavia
Don't like that choice? There's also:
Cary-Grove (last year's Class 6A runner-up) @ Wheaton North (Clayton Thorson, QB), or
Bolingbrook (Parrker Westphal, DB)
Aug. 31 Triple-header at Soldier Field!
10:00 a.m. Mt. Carmel (Matt Domer, RB) vs. St. Patrick
1:00 p.m. DeLaSalle (Mikale Wilbon, RB) vs. Phillips
7:00 p.m. St. Rita (Tommy Mister, ATH) vs. Marist (Nic Weishar, TE)
Yes, all three.
Sept. 6 Neuqua Valley (Mikey Dudek, WR) @ Naperville Central (Jake Kolbe, QB)
Great cross-town rivalry!
Sept. 7 Notre Dame (Chris James, RB) @ Bartlett
Sept. 13 Glenbard West @ Downers Grove North (David Edwards, QB), or
Wheaton North (Clayton Thorson, QB) @ Wheaton Warrenville South
Hard to say at this point which will be the better game.
Sept. 20 Benet (Jack Beneventi, QB) @ Crete-Monee
That brings us up to Week Five when I'll be out of town. (And a good chance for you to rob my house.) By that point I should have seen eleven of the state's top skill position players. (It's all subject to change, of course. Remember, above all else I want to see the best game between the best teams.)
So whom have I left out? Well, Andrew running back Jarvion Franklin, Thornton wide receiver Jauan Wesley and Lincoln-Way North wide receiver Julian Hylton, to name a few. I'll have to work them in somehow; there's always October and the playoffs.
But that should get you started for now.