Alonso's Chickillo receiving plenty of D-I interest



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Mon. November 23, 2009 | Eduardo A. Encina

Despite playing in just six games this season, Alonso defensive lineman Anthony Chickillo, has gained plenty of Division I interest.

The 6-foot-3, 225-pound junior missed six weeks -- and five games -- with a broken collarbone he sustained in the Ravens' season opener against Brandon. He had four sacks in three quarters before getting injured.

Since returning for Alonso's game against Plant on Oct. 23, Chickillo has seven sacks and 47 tackles in five games.

He has already received official offers from FIU and Miami (His father and grandfather played for the Canes), and has also picked up verbal offers from UConn, Maryland and UCF.

Despite his family connections to Miami, Chickillo said he's wide open.

Alonso has its rematch with Plant this week in the Class 5A region semifinals. Chickillo had 10 tackles and 1 1/2 sacks against the Panthers in the first matchup.

Read more on Chickillo in Wednesday's Times and on hometeam.tampabay.com.

-- EDUARDO A. ENCINA (eencina@sptimes.com)


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