Bettendorf LB Speaks on Recruiting

Many Division I programs are expressing interest in one of the state's top linebackers in the Class of 2005. Allen Wallace of caught up with Bettendorf's Pat Angerer for an interview.

Bettendorf's Pat Angerer continues to favors Iowa State. The Cyclones hold a very slim lead.

"They're still number one," said Angerer. "I just feel comfortable there, plus they are still my only offer.

"But I'd say there's only about a one in five chance I'll go there. I'd still like to get offers from Penn State, Wisconsin, Michigan St, Iowa and Indiana, my other favorites.

"I call coach (Dan) McCarney about once a month. I like him because he's so straighforward and easy to talk to, easy to get along with. Compared to Iowa, the Iowa St coaches pay me a lot more attention. It's really all about the coaches. That would be the main difference between the in-state schools.

"A Penn St coach came to my school today (Wednesday). He was their LB coach I think. He said he liked the way I played and he'd like me to be the first one from Iowa to be on their team.

"I don't know much about (Joe) Paterno, but he's made a great legacy. I'd definitely prefer that he stay as their head coach, but I'd still like them if he wasn't there."

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