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Gianacakos Has Illini Ties and Offer

St. Charles North (Ill.) junior offensive tackle Chase Gianacakos picked up his first Big Ten offer on Monday from a school both his parents went to.

Not every student or athlete gets an opportunity to play or attend school at the same place their parents did, but St. Charles North junior Chase Gianacakos has that rare chance now that the University of Illinois has offered him a scholarship. Upon offering however, the Illini made it clear to him that his 6'6, 280-lb frame and ability on the field would be wanted regardless of his family...

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