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Football Recruiting: Providence’s Nate Vejvoda receives offer from Western Michigan

Providence's Nate Vejvod| File photo

Providence's Nate Vejvoda | File photo

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Updated: May 3, 2014 5:22PM



Providence junior tight end Nate Vejvoda is continuing to add offers, the most recent coming from Central Michigan.

“I am happy to receive and offer from Central Michigan. I like that they have a solid football program,” Vejvoda said. “They did well past season in the MAC and lost to some tough teams. I also like that they are big on tight ends and utilize them well and often in their offense. The (Central Michigan) coach I got to meet with at Providence was really nice and I hope to meet the rest of them soon.”

Playing college football would mean following in his brother’s footsteps. Mitch Vejvoda is a sophomore tight end at South Dakota State.

At this point, the younger Vejvoda has other offers from Western Michigan and Toledo. Plus, the 6-foot-5, 210 pound prospect recently has visited Iowa and Northern Illinois.

“I loved Iowa. The coaches were great and very nice,” Vejvoda said. “Their football program has been a favorite of mine over the past couple of years. I really like how they utilized their tight ends. Iowa is also close to home, and some well-known Providence alumni have attended Iowa.

“As for Northern Illinois, they have an outstanding football program that has done well the past couple of years. I also liked their football facilities and coaches,” Vejvoda said. “Northern Illinois is also close to home which is nice.”

Williams getting more interest

Scout.com three-star junior defensive lineman Raequan Williams, of Gordon Tech, stands 6-5, 265 pounds, and has offers from all over the country. His offer sheet already included Arizona State, Illinois, Iowa, and Penn State.

There is one more school that has added its to Williams’ list.

“Tennessee did,” Williams said. “My coach told me that they were offering me, and I would like to get to know more about Tennessee, I don’t know much about them right now.”

Other colleges that have dropped by to see Williams during the evaluation period include Notre Dame, Purdue, Iowa State, Missouri, Michigan and Indiana.

Pugh adds another

Western Michigan added its name to the list of offers for Bloom junior linebacker Kyle Pugh, a list that already includes Syracuse, Northern Illinois and Bowling Green.

“Coach Brian Callahan (a Western Michigan assistant) visited Bloom last week and told me to give him a call,” Pugh said. “He told me they were going to offer me over the phone. I like Western Michigan, even though I haven’t made a visit yet. I have heard a lot of good things about the facilities and their recruiting.”

Yates with two more

Oak Park-River Forest junior quarterback Lloyd Yates received offers from Northern Illinois and Akron in the past week.

“I really like the coaching staff about Northern Illinois hands down,” Yates said. “Coach Bob Cole, the quarterback coach, and head coach Rod Carey are really cool coaches. I also like the coaching staff at Akron, they are really cool people and both teams are successful programs as well.”

Yates, who has offers from Western Michigan and Illinois State, is enjoying the recruiting process.

“Learning about these different schools and what opportunities they provide for myself has been exciting,” Yates said. “It’s something that I always look forward to, all schools offer something unique.”



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