Fans Help Land Laue

On December 8, Andy Laue took his official visit at Western Michigan University and before he and his parents had left to go back home in Barrington, Illinois Andy had already made his decision where he would attend college. He informed Head Coach Bill Cubit that he would be coming to Kalamazoo to further his educational and athletic careers.

When Laue took his visit to Kalamazoo on January 8, he visited Western Michigan University on "Blackout Saturday." "Everyone seems so friendly," said Laue. "Everyone seems to love athletics and they support their teams." Andy talked a bit about the support the students and fan have of Broncos athletics and that impressed him.

The 6'5", 250 pound lineman from Barrington High School in Barrington, Illinois said his recorded 40 time is 4.9 but that was when he weighed 280 pounds. Laue, who's nickname is "Big Lau" earned All-Conference and All-Area honors his junior and senior season for the Broncos and in 2005 he will be looking to make an impact as a Bronco for Western Michigan University.

On his visit he was able to talk with quarterbacks coach Tim Lester and was able to view Coach Lester's tapes from his days as a student-athlete at Western Michigan University and want's to be a part of Coach Cubit's turn-around of Bronco football at Western Michigan.

As for now Laue is just glad the recruiting season is over as are his parents. Iowa State, Wyoming and Minnesota were the other schools that showed a lot of interest in him with Wyoming and 8-10 other schools giving him scholarship offers. According to Laue the recruiting season was a stressful time for him. One of his major concerns was honesty and he felt that sometimes it's tough to find those that are being honest with him and those that are not. He said that "I'm honest and I expect to be told the truth," and he felt that is what he got from Coach Cubit and the Broncos.

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