Hedstrom Catches Up; Talks Nebraska

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 Nebraska 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.


Eric says 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.


Eric has 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.


We will 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, indeed.

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