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Carey's comment on each NIU football recruit

Mitchell Brinkman – TE, 6-3, 235 (Council Bluffs, IA - Lewis Central HS)

Carey: "Probably wasn't really recruited as a junior but really blossomed as a senior."

Antonio Cannon – RB, 5-9, 175 (Oak Park, IL - Oak Park-River Forest HS)

Carey: "Believe he has the opportunity to really develop in our program and shine."

Marcus Childers – QB, 6-0, 230 (Adairsville, GA - Adairsville HS)

Carey: "Really, it was just a nice fit. Great family, great young man."

Lance DeVeaux Jr. – S, 6-0, 190 (Fort Lauderdale, FL - St. Thomas Aquinas HS)

Carey: "Really feel good about Lance. Really looking forward to seeing his progress."

• Jalen Embry – CB, 6-0, 184 (Detroit, MI - Iowa Central CC)

Carey: "We recruited him out of high school, so when he became availabe ... we felt good about him."

Ryan Gibbons – WR, 5-11, 175 (Park Ridge, IL - Maine South HS)

Carey: "We think the world of him. He played both ways at Maine South and was an outstanding player."

Andrew Gregory – LB – 6-1, 197 (Normal, IL - Normal Community HS)

Carey: "He came to our camp and performed extremely well and we knew right there that we wanted him."

Ezekiel Gueths – OL, 6-5, 280 (Shawano, WI - Shawano Community HS)

Carey: "Good feet, everything that you look for in an offensive lineman."

Jack Heflin – DL, 6-3, 245 (Prophetstown, IL - Erie-Prophetstown HS)

Carey: "Another young man who comes from a great situation and we look forward to having him on the team."

Daniel Isom – CB, 5-10, 173 (St. Louis, MO - St. Louis University HS)

Carey: "We think he's going to be a fantastic player for us in the near future."

Karon Keyes – WR, 5-7, 155 (Lombard, IL - Glenbard East HS)

Carey: "He can flat-out run. He has wanted to be at NIU and we wanted him at NIU for a long time."

Justin Knauf – K, 5-10, 153 (Rockford, IL - Boylan Catholic HS)

Carey: "Big leg. We expect big things from him."

• Corey Lersch – LB, 6-3, 210 (McHenry, IL - McHenry East HS)

Carey: "Big human being who can move very fast."

• Ben LeRoy – DL, 6-2, 255 (Glencoe, IL - Loyola Academy)

Carey: "Plays with a mean streak but just off the field one of the nicest person you'll ever know."

Alton Meeks – DL, 6-3, 245 (Orlando, FL - Iowa Western CC)

Benn Olson – OL, 6-4, 260 (Burnsville, MN - Burnsville HS)

Carey: "He's a big guy who's very good."

• Andrew Parchment – WR, 6-3, 180 (Fort Lauderdale, FL - Cypress Bay HS)

Carey: "Fierce competitor but is a we before me guy."

• Brayden Patton – OL, 6-4, 265 (Elletsville, IN - Edgewood HS)

Carey: "Big guy, plays basketball. Mean streak on the football field."

• Jordan Robinson – WR, 6-3, 175 (Miami, FL - Norland HS)

Carey: "Jordan is exactly what you're looking for. He has the entire package."

• Ivan Smith – ATH, 5-11, 170 (Homestead, FL - South Dade HS)

Carey: "We don't know what we're going to do with him. He plays both (WR and RB) and he's really good at both.

• Anthony Thompson – QB, 6-0, 196 (Chicago, IL – Mount Carmel HS)

Carey: "He's a southpaw, so that's going to be a little different."

Austin Warner – OL – 6-4 265 (Oswego, IL - Oswego HS)

Carey: "He came to camp and just killed it. We offered right away."

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