Midwest TE prospect camping with MSU

Champaign, Illinois (Central) tight end Andrew Sharick will be a name to keep tabs on this summer as he makes his way around several Big Ten and area summer camps.

Champaign, Illinois (Central) tight end Andrew Sharick will be a name to keep tabs on this summer as he makes his way around several Big Ten and area summer camps.

A wide receiver and defensive end in high school, Sharick is 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."

Thus far, Iowa, Illinois, Michigan State, Northern Illinois, and Eastern Illinois, among others, have stopped by Central 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 Iowa 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. They told me they like how well I move, and my ability to go 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.

As a junior, in 10 games, Sharick recorded 23 receptions for 350 yards and five touchdowns.

He was also named second team All-Conference as a junior.


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