May 22, 2007
Academics big for Illinois tackle
Arlington Heights (Ill.) St. Viator offensive tackle Emmett Cleary is a great football player, having earned all-conference accolades for his play in 2006 and s a half dozen scholarship offers for his efforts.
The 6-foot-6, 250-pound Cleary may be even more accomplished in the classroom, however.
The schools on Cleary's list, naturally, possess strong academic credentials.
Boston College, Northwestern, Purdue, Northern Illinois, Army and Air Force are the six teams that have extended scholarship offers. He found out about his offer from the Boilermakers last month.
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