Madison Memorial twins hoping for offers

Bill and Jack Ikegwuonu have starred on the field for the resurgent Spartans football team. Now, they are hoping college coaches take notice.

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Madison (Wis.) Memorial High School stars Bill and Jack Ikegwuonu, who are twin brothers, have yet to receive a scholarship offer, but they are getting noticed.


"We have been getting letters here and there from D-I schools and D-II schools and D-III schools," Bill Ikegwuonu said. "We have been on visits. Right now we are working on a highlight tape and sending them out to colleges."


Bill is a 6-0, 195-pound linebacker, running back and wide receiver for the Spartans. Jack is a 6-1, 190-pound cornerback and wide receiver. Bill said that he and his brother see themselves as either defensive backs or wide receivers at the collegiate level.


The Ikegwuonu brothers took unofficial visits to Wisconsin when the Badgers faced Akron Sept. 6.


"It was good," Bill Ikegwuonu said. "We got to go before the game and talk to some of the coaches and some of the recruiting staff and tour the facilities and got out to watch the game and after the game we got down in the locker room and saw the players and talked to some of the coaches. So it was a neat experience."


Bill and Jack also visited Wisconsin twice last season and attended a Badger football camp this past summer.


Bill explained what he and Jack bring to the table:


"I think we have really good speed. We have been very athletic all our lives—4.4 speed. We are pretty strong—benching almost 300 pounds now, squatting over 400. Same with Jack. So all we did this past summer was work every day so hard because, you know, it is our goal to play at the same college together. We worked really hard, hopefully it will pay off."


The brothers hope to hear from a Division I school soon.


"Mostly we are interested in Big Ten schools," Bill Ikegwuonu said. "Any place we can get a good scholarship for football we are up for it because, you know, it is good football, especially at D-I. Most likely at a D-I school, we are hoping at least."

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