Posted On: 06/4/20 7:04 AM

Lake County, IL, has always been a hotbed for football talent; but for some reason, the players in this area don't receive the recognition they deserve and continue to fly under the radar.

This article will highlight five of Lake County's most under-the-radar wide receivers who are all poised for breakout seasons.


Luther Thompson III, 5'9, 160, Warren (Gurnee)

Thompson III is a prototypical slot receiver. He has the speed and quickness to stretch the field vertically but the catch and run game is where he becomes a nightmare for opposing defenses. He’s one of the state’s best returners, so when he catches the ball in space—good luck. He’s sure-handed, an excellent route runner, and he's not afraid to get physical with opposing defensive backs. Look for Thompson III to have an expanded role on a Warren team that came up short last year’s Class 8A Illinois State Championship game.


Javerius McGuinn, 5'11, 162, Wauconda

McGuinn is a big play waiting to happen. He’s fast, elusive, and can change directions without losing any speed. His superb body control allows him to contort himself to make tough catches routine. But it’s McGuinn’s ability to snag the ball that

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