Andy Gallik comes from a place where big things are expected of big, young men.
And when he chose to play center for Boston College, the standards were set even higher.
The 6-foot-3, 300-pound sophomore from Evergreen Park, Ill., grew into his imposing frame at Brother Rice High in Chicago. From there Gallik gravitated toward the football institution known as O-Line U.
Gallik has been practicing and scrimmaging with the first unit along with another Illinois prototype, senior captain Emmett Cleary, a 6-7, 313-pound tackle from Arlington Heights. Both Gallik and Cleary had their pick of colleges in the Midwest, but they chose BC for the same reason.