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Recruiting game plan pays off for Sweat

As an elementary school student, Andrew Sweat (Washington, Pa./Trinity) dreamed of becoming a future member of his high school's marching band. There is no doubt that with his determination and athleticism, ESPN's No. 2-rated inside linebacker for the class of 2008 would have been successful. However, one thing is for certain: College football coaches and fans across the country are very pleased that he decided to pursue his other dream of starring on the gridiron.

Sweat is a supreme blend of size, speed and athleticism. On the field, he plays with a "seek and destroy" attitude. He is consistently looking to pulverize any would-be blockers or ball carriers that threaten his run gaps. The aggressive linebacker's range is what sets him apart. Sweat utilizes his short-area explosion to shut down the inside running game, and he flashes elite acceleration and closing speed to chase plays down to the sideline. There is no question why he has accumulated offers from almost every big-time program in the country.