Friday, January 26, 2007

Washington Post On Arrelious Benn

Today's Washington Post has a great feature article (make sure you click on the photo link) on Illinois wide receiver Arrelious Benn, who is from Washington, DC.

Couple things about this story:

--It's running in the University of Maryland's hometown paper. It takes up most of the whole front page of the sports section and is also teased on teh front page of the paper. This will do nothing but help the already strong recruiting efforts of the Illinois staff, particularly Offensive Coordinator Mike Locksley, in the DC area.

--The article does a great job of showing just how difficult it is to be a student-athlete, especially on the D-I level.

--Zook and company are unbelievable recruiters. Benn left his girlfriend in DC and is facing a tough Illinois winter when he could have stayed at home and gone to Maryland or had some fun and sun at USC.

--Love this quote by Zook:

"We've got something special going on right now, men," Zook said. "We're cooking with gas. I hope you feel it. This thing is getting ready to take off. You know it. I know it."

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