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Aldridge Visiting Illinois
Quincy Aldridge, the 6-foot-2, 190-pound safety/linebacker from Whitehouse, Texas, will be taking his first official visit on Dec. 17 to Illinois. He says the Illini are recruiting him the hardest. "They call me the most and I'm in contact with their defensive coordinator (Vic Koenning) a lot," Aldridge said. "He keeps me updated about the defense and what they're doing and stuff like that." Aldridge, ranked as the No. 48 safety in the country by Scout.com, now favors Illinois and Notre Dame solidly over Texas A&M, Arkansas, TCU and Louisiana Tech. Of those, only Illinois and Notre Dame have offered. He also has offers from New Mexico State and New Mexico. "It's a close race between Illinois and Notre Dame," he admitted. "But A&M and Arkansas are in the mix too. I'm actually the most comfortable with A&M because I've been there a lot and know everyone there pretty well." So have the Aggies or Razorbacks talked with Aldridge about a scholarship offer? "I sent A&M a highlight tape and I know they liked it," he said. "I was at the Nebraska game, but didn't get to talk to any coaches. I think they're close to offering because they're still recruiting me hard. "I like A&M because they're close and it would be cool to have my parents be able to come to my games," he said. Aldridge says that Arkansas is also recruiting him heavily. "They really want me to come visit them," he said about the Razorbacks. "I don't know a lot about them yet, but I like the SEC and like how they battle hard every week. That team never quits." The only other official visit he's close to setting up is with Notre Dame. "It'll be in January probably," he said. "I love the tradition there," he said about the Irish. "It's a great place for student-athletes and they have a good program overall. I haven't talked with the head coach (Brian Kelly) yet, but I talk with (outside linebackers) coach Kerry Cooks a lot. "I think Notre Dame is building back up," he said. "I like their future. They've played some really good games this season and lost some tough ones. They had a big win against USC last weekend and I'm proud of them for that." Another thing that Aldridge likes about Notre Dame is how they've been recruiting him. "They were the first ones to offer me and have been with me since the beginning," he said. "That means a lot to me." Aldridge says he does not have a time frame for making a decision. "I just want to take some visits and when it feels right, I'll do it," he said. Whitehouse lost in the second round of playoffs and finished the year with a 9-3 record. Aldridge had around 50 tackles, four interceptions and two fumbles caused. He reports a 2.8 core GPA and an 860 SAT.
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