Illinois Recruiting Notebook



By Sean Duncan
Executive Director

Four more prospects have named their schools recently. A look at who’s going where:

+ Jake Terrazas, a 6-foot-5, 220-pound 1B from Lemont HS, has committed to St. Louis University. Terrazas, who’s ranked No. 161 in Illinois’ 2014 class, showed well at the PBR Preseason All-State Showcase last February. Terrazas marks the fourth Division 1 2014 recruit on Lemont’s roster, joining LHP Jake Latz (LSU), C Michael Papierski (LSU) and INF Mike Wisz (Houston).

+ Two Nazareth HS prospects have named their schools. Peter Minella, a 6-foot-2, 165-pound LHP, has committed to Western Illinois. Ranked No. 136 in Illinois’ 2014 class, Minella has a long and loose arm action from a 3/4 slot and shows command of three pitches. At the PBR Preseason All-State Showcase last February, Minella sat 80-81 mph with his fastball.

Also from Nazareth HS, 2B D.J. Rybski has committed to Indiana Tech.

+ Matt Butler, a 6-foot-1, 160-pound RHP/OF from Neuqua Valley HS, has committed to St. Cloud State. Ranked No. 195 in Illinois’ 2014 class, Butler had a strong showing at the PBR Preseason All-State Showcase. Butler has a quick, loose arm, topping at 83 mph last February with more in the tank, and ran a 7.39 60.

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