Illinois Linebacker Receives Offer

This looks to be a good year in Illinois for prep linebackers and Northwestern was quick to offer this young man a scholarship. Did the Wildcats make his short list?

Tommy Zbikowski (Notre Dame) put Buffalo Grove (Illinois) High School on the map in 2002 and the Bison have a talented junior linebacker that plans to take over where Zbikowski left off.

Eric Andino, a 6-foot-4, 220-pound, linebacker is starting to rack up the scholarship offers.

"Wisconsin, Indiana, Illinois and Northwestern have all offered me a scholarship," Andino said.

"I'm hearing from a lot of schools right now. My favorites are Ohio State, Notre Dame, Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa."

Andino will be a three-year varsity starter in 2003 and he was named all-state as a junior after totaling 120 tackles and five interceptions.

Eric Andino participated in the junior combine at the All-American Bowl in San Antonio this past January.

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