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Havenstein comes to a decision

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Frederick (Md.) Linganore offensive guard Robby Havenstein has come to a decision. The 6-foot-7, 345-pound lineman has decided to head out-of-state.
"He called Coach Cooks from Wisconsin and told them he wanted to play football there," Linganore head coach Richard Conner said. "I think it came down to a couple schools, one was really close (Maryland) and one was really far away. He wanted to go far away."
Conner discussed his star lineman's choice further.
"For him to plan to attend Wisconsin and play football there isn't shocking to me," he said. "He's a unique kid and this is what he wanted to do.
"There was great deliberation. Maryland did a great job all the way up to Ralph Friedgen. They were super and he did really like Maryland, but he wanted to get further away."
Much of Havenstein's choice appears to have come down to a couple visits to Madison.
"He did his due diligence," he said. "He went out there twice. He's got a cousin that attends the school and an uncle that lives right there. Then he went out with his mom a couple weeks ago. I'm sure the fact they have had success on the line was important as well, but Coach Brattan with Maryland is one of the better offensive line coaches in the country too. He had great coaches."
Conner is thrilled with his prospect's choice.
"I'm just happy for Rob," he said. "This is behind him and he can concentrate on other things. He's playing at such a high level this year and he's our captain."
Meanwhile, Conner discussed the talent the Badgers are getting.
"They're getting a team leader, a team captain," he said. "He's only played football, this is his fourth year. He's done a great job and plays on the offensive line and defensive line. They are getting a kid with a great heart, a tough kid that believes in being successful. He knows what it is to work hard and is a well-prepared senior."
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