Snapshots: Core 6 Winter Showcase
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Midwest Field Reporter
Posted Jan 21, 2013

There were plenty of talented prospects on hand Monday for the annual Core 6 Showcase in Westmont, Ill. Check out FOXSports NEXT candid pictures of the event.

The state was set, nearly 200 of Chicago's top 2014-2015 prospects gathered in Westmont Yard in Westmont, Ill. for Monday's Core 6 Winter Showcase.

The group gathered in the indoor complex. Outside the temperatures hovered around 6-degrees.

Each group was divided up by position for warm-ups.

The defensive backs rotate through stations to warm up.

Plainfield South linebacker Clifton Garrett (right) and the linebacker group rotate through the warm-up stations.

Tinley Park Andrew running back Jarvion Franklin pumps up the running back group.

During Monday's event, several Class of 2013 members of Core 6 athletes helped coach -- and Crete-Monee defensive back Jaylen Dunlap committed to Illinois.

Vanderbilt commit Jalen Banks (left) of Thornton Township High and new Illinois commit Jaylen Dunlap at the showcase.

The lineman group does footwork drills.

Quarterbacks listen in on instructions, including Thornton Township's Jowahn Brown and Naperville Central Jake Kolbe.

St. Charles North 2014 offensive lineman Chase Gianacakos readies for drills.

Thornton Twp. junior wide receiver Juwan Wesley picked up a new Illinois offer and was one of the top offensive performers on the day.

The Core 6 lineman huddle up, the group was highlighted by Montini (Ill.) defensive lineman Dylan Thompson, Gianacakos and others.

6-foot-6, 215 pound tight end Ian Bunting has offers from Illinois, Vanderbilt, and Purdue.

After one-on-ones, the day concluded with the athletes hudding up to receive awards.

Montini linebacker Nile Sykes after receiving the Defensive MVP award.

Clifton Garrett receiving the overall MVP award.

Sykes poses with his MVP award.

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