As Nebraska looks to replenish their offensive line and rebuild the famous Pipeline, one such prospect to fill the voids is Eric Hedstrom. What other schools will challenge the Cornhuskers for the opportunity to call Eric one of their own? Just how high is Eric's interest in the Big Red?
Eric Hedstrom is a very imposing young man.
He stands 6'6", weighs in at 265 pounds and is rated as a four-star
prospect out of Mount Prospect, Illinois. Nebraska coaches have been high on the idea of
having Eric within their borders for several years since the initial days of the
recruiting search. Is the interest
returned by Mr. Hedstrom? "I know I
want to take a visit to Nebraska and see how things are," he
said. Eric spent some time at
during the summer and got an initial impression. "It was pretty good, school wasn't in
session, but I got to talk to the coaches and I really like them and the
campus. Everything was top of the
line," said Hedstrom.
that his interest in Nebraska is "pretty high" and they are
currently in his Top 5. Other
schools vying for his services include Purdue, Northwestern, Navy and Arkansas. So, has Nebraska been keeping in contact with Eric
much as of late? "Yeah, I actually
just talked to the coaches last week."
Nebraska has a very specially chosen coach to
woo the Midwestern prospect. "(I'm
being recruited by) Coach Wagner. I like his personality; he's kinda like my
dad. He's no nonsense, he gives it
to you straight," Eric said. Eric's
team did not make the playoffs this year, but he feels he had a successful
senior campaign despite that.
recently been given a very special honor.
He was named to the Chicago All-Area Team with the likes of Dan Doering
and Dace Richardson. Tom Lemming
elected Eric to the team and it's not the first time Hedstrom was named to the
team. He was also a member last
year as a junior. "It's pretty much
the best players out of Chicago," Eric said. Indeed, Eric can make a case as one of
the elite in the region and in the nation.
be sure to follow Eric all the way until his decision on his future collegiate
institution and truly, that school will be a very fortunate one,