Defensive end/linebacker Eric Andino is receiving heavy interest from college coaches because of his ability to rush the passer and stuff the run. He has several offers but is having trouble narrowing his list.
"My five favorite schools are Wisconsin, Boston College, Notre Dame, Penn State and Ohio State," said Andino. "But those aren't the only schools I'm interested in. Those are just a few of the schools that really stick out."
What does the 6-foot-4, 225-pound defender from Arlington Heights (Ill.) Buffalo Grove like about his leaders?
"Wisconsin has been a little down for a couple of the years but they're coming back up and they have great potential," he said. "Boston College is just an all-around great school. Notre Dame has always been a favorite of mine. Penn State puts out great linebackers and it's a great college environment. I've always like Ohio State. They've had great linebackers and of course a great team last year."
Wisconsin, Boston College, Illinois, Northwestern, Kansas and Toledo have all offered Andino. Who did he visit this summer?
"I visited Notre Dame, Wisconsin, Indiana, Iowa and Michigan," he said. "They're all great schools and it was just good to see each place. I went to a four-day camp at Wisconsin and I was at Indiana for a day camp."
What will be the biggest factors in his decision, and when can we expect one?
"I think I'll announce my decision after my senior season," he said. "I would really like to go somewhere with great academics, good athletics and good living conditions for students."