Crete-Monee two-way lineman Chris Slayton has committed to play football at Syracuse.
The 6-foot-4, 270-pound Slayton had 45 tackles this year and was a Times first-team all-area selection.
He also had nine sacks, six knock-downs and finished the year as an offensive lineman.
"They also have a good recruiting class from Chicago coming in, not to mention I have a good connection with their coaching staff," Slayton said. "I also like the fact it is far from Chicago."
Teammate Nyles Morgan has not yet committed, but has more than 30 offers.
Slayton was a big part of the Warriors' 2012 Class 6A state championship team.
Thornwood 48, Grayslake Central 35: Donte Thomas' 19 points and Kaliph Fagan's 12 led the No. 2 Thunderbirds to victory in the consolation bracket of the State Farm Holiday Classic.
Plainfield South 59, T.F. North 50: Jalon Kyes' 12 points led the Meteors (4-4) in the consolation round loss at the State Farm Holiday Classic.
Evanston 60, Mount Carmel 55: David Nichols led the No. 3 Caravan (9-4) in the loss to the Wildkits at the Pekin Insurance Holiday Tournament.
Gabe Grant added 13.
Oak Park-River Forest 59, Bloom Twp. 55: Zerell Jackson's 22 points led the Blazing Trojans in their loss at the Pontiac Holiday Tournament.
Jamal Parks had 13 points and James Coleman added 10.
South Shore International 1, St. Francis de Sales 0: The Pioneers withdrew from the Elgin tournament, according to a tourney website.
The Pioneers did not have enough players. Coach Anthony Porche could not be reached for comment.
Rich Central 45, T.F. North 38: Chanel Howard and Tyra Johnson had eight points each to lead the Meteors in the consolation bracket of the Hillcrest Holiday Classic.
Montini 52, Marian Catholic 48: A 16-11 fourth quarter pushed Montini past the visiting Spartans (11-3).
Teniya Page led Marian Catholic with 15 points. Ashton Millender had 13.