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Twin brothers are among top midwest linemen

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San Antonio-If Boomington High School (Ill.) matches their 2008 record of 10-2 next season, they will do it with a pair of outstanding offensive tackles, Luke McAvoy and Kyle McAvoy, twin brothers that competed in the U.S. Army National Combine last week.
Kyle and Luke can lean on their father and their older brother for advice. Both are named Tim, the man of the house played football at Illinois, the brother is a graduating offensive lineman at Michigan.
"The past week, Tim has been working on the NFL combine," Kyle said. "He has showed us some tips about running the forty. He is also working with us on footwork and the techniques he has learned."
"He has been through it all," Luke said. "He knows the little things that go into dealing with recruiting. He shows us different things with our stance, how to come out of our stance, and our hand placements. He just teaches us the technical things about how to play."
The twins are quite familiar with Michigan, and list the Wolverines among their early schools of interest, but a different Big Ten power is taking the lead.
"We are both kind of leaning toward Iowa right now," Kyle said. "That is one of our top schools. But we are both fans of Michigan.
"We like the coaches at Iowa, especially Coach [Reese] Morgan (offensive line) and Head Coach Kirk Ferentz. They are both nice guys. The facilities are great. The weight room is crazy. It is my favorite one I have seen so far."
Luke said Iowa and Michigan stand out to him as well.
"I like the facilities at Iowa. The coaches have a lot of experience. I really like their weight room, their stadium too. The fans are crazy."
When asked what schools they would like to start hearing from- Kyle said Penn State, and Luke said Wisconsin.
"I would not mind going to the same school," Luke said. "It would be pretty cool, but we are open to anything."
Both players have an offer from Illinois State. Between now and when they make their college choices, they will continue to learn from older brother and dad, but also drive on another to get better.
"We definitely have a competitive approach to football," Kyle said. "It is mostly friendly between us, but sometimes we can get a little heated in close game. But it is definitely cool to have a brother on the other side. He is pretty good, we are both pretty good."
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