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Illinois Attracts Charlotte Sleeper

Walt Aikens (Charlotte Observer)

In the Internet age, it is nearly impossible for a great athlete to go undiscovered. College sports is big business, and scouting services are sprouting everywhere to identify and evaluate athletes. But every once in awhile, a true sleeper can still be found. Charlotte, North Carolina, athlete Walt Aikens may be one of those, and he has confirmed his commitment to Illinois.

Once in awhile, an athlete falls between the cracks and isn't identified for his true talent by college evaluators. Walt Aikens is one of those athletes. His football coach William Perkins moved away before Walt's senior year, and new coach Johmar Barringer needed time to catch up with his responsibilities. As a result, Walt was late getting his video highlights tape circulated. Fortunately...

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