July 9, 2006

Illinois jumbo-athlete to take summer trips

When Tigerillustrated.com last spoke with Edwardsville, Ill. jumbo-athlete Nicholas Plato, he had just received an offer from Colorado.

Four days ago the Clemson target picked up another offer, a full ride from Hawaii.

"My dad sent them some film, and they liked what they saw," Plato told Tigerillustrated.com Sunday. "Coach (Jeff) Reinebold is a real nice guy, and we've talked about defensive end, so they've offered me as a defensive end. I think I'm going to take a visit out there when they play Purdue."

It's half-and-half for college recruiters with Plato, as some schools continue to recruit him as a tight end.

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