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Has Illinois star committed

Junior to Watch: Tom Zbikowski
School: Buffalo Grove (Ill.)
Position: Athlete/quarterback
Size and speed: Zbikowski is 6-foot-0 and 185 pounds. He has been timed at 4.4 40-yard dash.
Statistics: Zbikowski had a terrific junior season, passing for over 1200 yards and rushing for 1000. He also played some safety and cornerback.
Honors: Zbikowski is also a nationally ranked boxer.
Favorite Schools: Nebraska, Iowa, Ohio State, and Notre Dame.
Skinny: Zbikowski is one of the top athletes in the state of Illinois. He is being recruited as an "athlete" who could play on either side of the ball in college.
"No, I haven't committed to anyone," Zbikowski answered when asked about the rumor that he has committed to Nebraska.
"Ohio State, Nebraska, Notre Dame, and Iowa, that's a short list of who I like best."
"Northwestern and Purdue are still on my list, and Stanford. I'm really pretty open right now."
"Five college coaches came to my school on Monday. Ohio State, Purdue, Northwestern, Bowling Green, and Illinois came on Monday. And Nebraska and Michigan came earlier."
"I have six offers now. Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, Northern Illinois, Northwestern, and Bowling Green have offered me."
"I don't think I'll decide till after the season."