Independence wide receiver Michael Rhynes will play next year with Marshall University. Rhynes chose Marshall over Duke, North Carolina and Tennessee and joins former Patriot T.J. Drakeford on the team. Although he was hampered by injuries this past season, Rhynes is a steal for the Herd. At 6-foot-5 and 202 pounds, Rhynes runs a 4.6-second 40 and of his 18 catches last season, eight went for touchdowns.
In other local high school football news, former Butler star Robert Blanton was the feature of an article in the Chicago Tribune yesterday.
“Here is a guy, a freshman, really not afraid of anyone, and that’s a tough position to say that at,” coach Charlie Weis said in November.