BLHS senior Lillich commits to Butler CC
Basehor-Linwood senior Andrew Lillich became the latest Bobcat to commit to a football program, making plans to sign a letter of intent with Butler County Community College on National Signing Day next week.
Lillich will join a program that has won or played for seven of the last nine junior college national championships.
“He feels this will allow him to mature, learn and then in two years find a four-year program,” BLHS coach Steve Hopkins said.
Although Lillich did earn first-team All-Kaw Valley League honors after his senior season, Hopkins said he still thinks the 17-year-old senior still has plenty of room to continue improving.
“His strength is run blocking,” Hopkins said, “using his size — 6-foot-5, 314 pounds — this past season.”
Hopkins added that Butler has a reputation for placing players in four-year programs across the country.