Illinois TE Plans to Camp at Iowa

The Iowa Hawkeyes have already targeted several top prospects in the Class of 2007, but many more are likely to enter the fray as their summer camp's approach. One prospect set to attend Iowa's camp in hopes of earning a scholarship is Champaign, Illinois (Central) tight end Andrew Sharick. Scout.com's Josh Clark offers the latest on the six-foot-six, 220-pounder......

You see it all the time.

A high prospect plays out of position and schools request to see him in camp to know whether he can project to the position most envision him playing in college.

That is the case when talking about Andrew Sharick, a wide receiver and defensive end at Champaign Central High School.

Projected as a tight end on the collegiate level, Sharick has been told he has to prove himself at summer camps.

"There really is no tape of me blocking," Sharick told Scout.com. "I'm spread out in all the film, but at least, the schools have been able to see my receiving abilities. They just all have said they need to see my blocking ability in camp before offering."

That includes the Iowa Hawkeyes.

"Iowa told me they how well I move, and my ability to up and get the ball, but they require a lot of blocking with their tight ends. They are going to sign two tight ends in this class, and have something like 18 scholarships to offer," Sharick stated.

Thus far, Iowa has joined Illinois, Michigan State, Northern Illinois, and Eastern Illinois, among others, who have stopped by Sharick's high school.

"Ball State and Indiana are suppose to be stopping by sometime this week, too," added Sharick, who also competes in basketball and began his first season in track this spring throwing the discus.

"I'm going to attend summer camps at Iowa, Indiana, Michigan State, Northwestern, and I'll be at a seven-on-seven and team camp at Illinois. All and all, I'll be attending around 10 camps as I'm going to hit some of the local schools, like Northern, Eastern, and Southern Illinois, as well, as Illinois State."

Sharick visited the Hawkeyes during their final spring practice, and hopes Iowa will make an offer.

"Right now, it seems Iowa is talking with the most serious interest about offering. I'm really hoping that I'm able to receive one from them this summer," Sharick stated.

As a junior, Sharick recorded 23 receptions for 350 yards and five touchdowns.


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