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Zbikowski Waiting His Turn

Freshman defensive back Tom Zbikowski, from Buffalo Grove High School in Buffalo Grove, Illinois, was highly recruited by all the major football programs in the country. He was selected to the USA Today first team as a senior and Gatorade Player of the Year for Illinois. So it was no wonder that his signing with the Irish was widely acclaimed. Irish Eyes recently talked with Tom regarding his first season at Notre Dame.

During his high school career Zibikowski starred on the offense and defense. Now in his first season, he is learning the ropes of playing safety, and we asked him how he is progressing. "Not bad. Each week I'm getting better and better. I'm glad for the red-shirt opportunity. It gives me a chance to go against the ones all the time. It's helped me out a lot. I think the corner needs a lot...

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