Although he has only just scratched the surface of his football career, Geneva High's Loudon Vollbrecht is a name to remember because of his size (6'6, 265 pounds) and the athletic ability to have played varsity basketball last season.
"I play football and basketball and love them both," he said. "I definitely want to play either basketball or football in college and if possible maybe even both. That has been dream of mine."
His dimensions and tools make for an intriguing combination as an offensive tackle, the position he currently mans for Geneva.
"This is my first season on Varsity Football. It has been challenging, I feel like I have been improving each week. The coaches have been great with my development and we have great leaders on this team as well who keep helping me get better at my position."
Recruiting has barely begun for Vollbrecht, but he has had an opportunity to see two Big Ten schools because of hoops.
"I have really only visited two schools and that was through basketball camps with my high school team. I liked them both. My basketball team went to team camp at Michigan this year and that place is a great school. I was also lucky enough to go to the Michigan-Notre Dame game this year as fan. Wisconsin was the other."
Vollbrecht says he does not have a favorite college team, but plans to do his due diligence over the next few years as far as finding out about colleges, but if he capitalizes on his potential, it is more likely they will come to him.
"I really haven't done research yet on where I would actually be interested in and am very open minded about where to go. All the Big Ten schools seem great from what I have heard and seen."