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Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Mark Andrews ready for tour of Midwest

By Brad Bournival

Mark Andrews (Scottsdale, Ariz./Desert Mountain) isn’t just a good student, he’s a good student of the game.

An ESPN Watch List junior with a 3.4 grade-point average, the 6-foot-6, 220-pound H-back/wide receiver is taking those smarts to the road.

He starts a whirlwind tour of the Midwest on Thursday with an unofficial visit to Ohio State, continuing on at Michigan on Friday and Notre Dame on Saturday.

He’s bringing his No. 2 pencil with him along with a notebook.

Mark Andrews
Ohio State will kick off Mark Andrews' Midwestern tour on Thursday.
“I’m definitely going to be looking at the campus and where I’d be living for the next four years,” Andrews said. “I’m excited to meet all the coaches and that sort of thing and want to see where I fit in all of their offenses.

“I’m going to gather information. I think it’s good to go to all these schools for that purpose. I’m sure I will be comparing them, but it is more for information.”

As any good student, he has one thing he wants to see at each school.

Here’s what he’s looking for out of the Buckeyes, Wolverines and Fighting Irish:

Ohio State: “I’ll be very interested to see where they see me fitting in their offense and how they see me lining up outside and what I can do out there.”

Michigan: “I’m excited to meet more coaches. I haven’t met many of the coaches, so I’m looking forward to getting to know more of them and getting more acquainted with them.”

Notre Dame: “I’m going to be going to their spring game, so I’m definitely thinking I’ll get a feel for how they operate and seeing just their overall spirit as a whole.”

With offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado, Duke, Florida State, Kentucky, Michigan, Nebraska, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Oregon State, Texas A&M, UCLA, USC, Utah, Virginia and Washington State, Andrews isn’t ready to trim his list just yet.

In fact, his timetable is wide open at this point.

“I don’t see committing anytime soon,” Andrews said. “That’s why I’m taking these visits. I see myself committing after my senior season.”

As a junior, Andrews made 81 catches for 1,494 yards and scored 22 touchdowns in 12 games for the Wolves.