May 9, 2007

Illini connection for backer

Six-foot-one, 220-pound Hilliard (Ohio) Darby linebacker B.J. Machen knows the importance of a good education. His father and grandfather both played football at two of the top academic institutions in the country.

Not surprisingly, Illinois and Stanford both sit very high on Machen's list. Other schools he's interested include Maryland and Syracuse.

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