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NEWS > National Signing Day 2016Matt Allen
@mjallen65 @MSU_Football gets the third of the Allen brothers #HCFootballFamily #Sparty
@thereal_Cherry3 @DUFootball getting a deep threat #HCFootballFamily #GoBigRed
@GarberBrady @MiamiOHFootball it's up and he's good #HCFootballFamily #RedHawks
@bradhuth42 @ButlerUFootball now has multidimensional offensive threat #HCFootballFamily #ButlerBulldogs
@thereal_dkramer @IlliniFootball hard work and patience pays off #HCFootballFamily #Illini
@christianbobak5 @IlliniFootball the kid is a #workhorse #HCFootballFamily #Illini
NEWS > Hinsdale Central's Jack Allen continuing trend of centers with Chicago ties
By KEVIN FISHBAIN — email@example.com
Jan. 27, 2016
MOBILE, Ala. - Maybe there’s something about the City of Chicago and the center position in the NFL.
It could go back to seven-time Pro Bowler and Super Bowl center Jay Hilgenberg. Or six-time Pro Bowler Olin Kreutz. Recently, Roberto Garza held down the spot and was revered for his play in the trenches.
Last year, the Bears drafted a center, Hroniss Grasu, with their third-round pick, and another center taken, Tennessee's Andy Gallik, went to high school at Brother Rice. Chargers center Chris Watt played at Glenbard West,
This year, two of the top centers have strong Chicago ties — DeKalb’s Graham Glasgow and Hinsdale’s ... FULL STORY
NEWS > Hinsdale Central lineman Doug Kramer changes mind, commits to Illinois
When Bill Cubit was hired as Illinois head football coach on Nov. 28, the timing turned out to be good for Hinsdale Central senior Doug Kramer.
Kramer verbally committed to play football next season at Florida Atlantic Dec. 5, but after Cubit had his interim title removed when he replaced Tim Beckman a week before the Illini's first game, Kramer's recruiting trail took a twist. Kramer was offered a scholarship to Illinois on Jan. 15 and plans to sign with the Illinois on national signing day, Feb. 3.
The Illini want to grayshirt the 6-foot-3, 274-pound lineman, since they do not have a scholarship available for the 2016 season. He plans to enroll at Illinois for ... FULL STORY
NEWS > A two-sport career comes to an end for Brad Anlauf
Daily Sports Writer
December 30, 2015
ORLANDO, Fla. — The only person to play for both Jim Harbaugh and John Beilein never thought it would happen.
Brad Anlauf, now a senior wide receiver on the Michigan football team, is nearing the culmination of a winding athletic career for the Wolverines. The twists and turns of his career are largely the result of a decision that seemed relatively inconsequential at the time, when Anlauf was a senior in high school. A two-sport star in football and basketball at Hinsdale Central High School near Chicago, he decided to send out recruiting tapes for both sports.
He ultimately decided to become a preferred walk-on wide receiver ... FULL STORY
NEWS > Toughness is a family trait for Michigan State's Allen brothers
Dec 30, 2015
ESPN Staff Writer
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Some call it a mean streak. Some call it impatience, a serious side or a skosh of perfectionism. By any name, the motor that drives Michigan State center Jack Allen has been firing on all cylinders as far back as anyone can remember.
The Spartans coaches say Jack has been a tireless worker since he showed up on campus five years ago. Brian Allen, Jack’s younger brother and Michigan State’s sophomore starting left guard, recalls the relentless nature of their fights growing up. The boys’ uncle said that attitude goes back to the earliest and simplest things Jack tried to learn.
Jim Zajicek, their ... FULL STORY