Every high school athlete who goes through the college recruiting process should be as smart as C.J. Fiedorowicz of Johnsburg.
The 6-7, 250-pound junior is the biggest, fastest, most athletic and best tight end in the country in the class of 2010.
He knows who he is, what skills he possesses and how he wants to use them. He is a tight end who wants to play in a passing offense where he can catch the ball, not just block for ball-carriers.
I wish all kids did as much research about colleges, to see where they fit in best. It shouldn't come down to a personality contest between assistant coaches. Most Chicago kids commit too early. A lot of them make mistakes. They don't check out all the schools to determine all the options they have.