Dean Lowry still waiting

Updated: December 20, 2010, 4:39 PM ET
By Chris Pool
Dean Lowry (Rockford, Ill./Boylan Catholic) helped lead his team to a 6A state championship in 2010. The 6-foot-5, 225-pound junior defensive end is starting to hear from college coaches.

"I don't have any scholarship offers yet," Lowry said. "Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, Northwestern and Western Michigan have all shown interest. I'd say that Illinois and Northwestern have shown the most interest thus far. I get regular hand-written mail from both of those schools just about every week."

Lowry had 61 tackles, 12 tackles-for-loss and 10 sacks in 2010. He was a coach's all-state selection.