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Published: Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013 5:50 p.m. CDT

5 Players to watch

Dre Brown

DeKalb, Jr., RB

The best running back in the area features four Division-I scholarship offers, including Illinois and NIU. His production should only go up in his third year on the varsity.

Gary Koehring

Kaneland, sr., LB

The lone returning linebacker for Kaneland in 2013, Koehring is a huge presence in the Knights’ run defense.

Sal Lopez

Genoa-Kingston, sr., RB/DE

Lopez was injured towards the end of the season last year, but should be valuable two-way contributor for the Cogs in 2013.

Devin Mottet

Sycamore, sr., QB

Mottet appeared to get more and more comfortable as the 2012 season wore on, running a textbook two-minute drill in the playoff loss to Montini.

Ben Niemann

Sycamore, sr., WR/S

Niemann has committed to Iowa as a prospective linebacker, but will play wide receiver and safety for the Spartans in 2013.

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