Illinois OL Names Minnesota Among Favorites

Illinois offensive lineman <b>Andy Laue</b> is a prospect that has stood in the shadow of an All-American the past two seasons but that could have been a blessing in disguise. Laue took one official visit in December and will wait until January to see where he might fit in at his top school choices.

"I visited Wyoming (12-10) and had a great time," Andy Laue said.

"The guys at Wyoming reminded me a lot of my friends at school. They're all down to earth and have the same kind of humor that I have.

"On one of the nights at Wyoming, we went snowmobiling and that was cool. Right now, everything is in a holding pattern.

"I'm waiting to see how things shake up with Minnesota, Iowa State, Illinois and Toledo. I have offers from a lot of MAC schools.

"My favorites are Minnesota, Iowa State, Illinois, Toledo, Bowling Green (offer) and Wyoming (offer)."

The University of Illinois could bring Laue down for a January official visit.

"Coach (Ron) Zook stopped by our school and talked to me. I'd like to visit Illinois and he told me that he'd be in contact soon."
< br> Laue, a 6-foot-5, 270-pounder from Barrington, Illinois is a two-year varsity starter that was named all-conference and all-area in 2003 & '04.

Laue is the teammate of, U.S. Army All-American Dan Doering. How good is Laue? Several college recruiters felt that Laue was the best lineman that Barrington had in 2004.

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