Mount Prospect, Ill. three star ranked offensive lineman recruit Eric Hedstrom (6-foot-6, 265 pounds) wasn't feeling too good about the Knights loss last Friday to conference foe Hersey, but the reality of getting knocked out of playoff consideration hit home for Hedstrom this morning.
“Friday night wasn't a good feeling at all," Eric Hedstrom said. "It's very hard to not be able to play football with a lot of the same kids you've played with for the last four years together. I was more mad than anything on Friday night after the game. On Sunday morning it really hit home when I opened the sports section and Prospect wasn't listed in the playoff brackets."
Hedstrom knows that he'll at least get a chance to continue his football career on the college level.
"I know I'm very lucky to have the opportunities to play in college, and I know how fortunate I am to have these chances. I never felt luckier than after out game on Friday night. Things will get better, I'll start basketball next week and I'll also stay busy with school and other activities. I might even go sit in the stands on Friday and watch a game from the stands. I haven't done that for a high school game since I was in grade school."
Hedstrom is also giving his final college choice more thought these days. Hedstrom, who has already made official visits to Purdue and Northwestern, is also looking at a handful of schools that he could make official visits for later this fall.
"I'm basically trying to decide right now between Tennessee, Arkansas, Nebraska and Navy as schools that I might make an official visit for later this fall. I really haven't set any additional visits yet, but those are the schools I'm considering making visits to see. I'm also going to check out the Purdue/Northwestern game in Evanston as well as an unofficial visit."