Monday brought offer No. 12 for Canton, Mich., class of 2013 offensive guard Cameron Dillard. The 6-3, 285-pound prospect came home off a two-campus visit weekend and into an offer from the Cincinnati Bearcats.
"Coach [Steve] Stripling, I have been talking to him for quite some time now and we've built that good relationship," Dillard said. "He had asked me to give him a call after school today, so I did and he wanted to extend an offer to me."
Cincinnati is a program Dillard is very familiar with. Besides his regular talks with Stripling, Dillard has seen the schools several times already.
"I've been there twice and experienced that atmosphere when they won the Big East," Dillard said. "I was also there in the summer time to check things out with their facilities.
"I like what Coach [Butch] Jones has done with the program and I think they can do really good things. I like how the stadium is open to the public because they are all about that family atmosphere and having everyone be part of the Bearcat family."
The offer from Cincinnati joins an offer Dillard received from West Virginia on Saturday as well as 10 others the junior prospect has received already.
"Right now all schools are equal for me," Dillard said. "Each school has their certain values that they bring to the table and each school has certainly things they do best."
Dillard has been on a whirlwind tour of schools the last few weekends. On Saturday he was at West Virginia's junior day, and on Sunday he stopped in Columbus for Ohio State's junior day.
"It was very nice when I was [in Columbus]," Dillard said. "I got to see coach [Ed] Warriner again and got to meet Coach [Urban] Meyer, which was cool. I talked to Coach Sheridan and we got to know each other a little bit better. He wants to continue to build a relationship with once-a-week phone calls and they want me to come down for one of the senior day one-day camps."
Next up for Dillard is a junior day visit to Virginia Tech this coming weekend, then the Michigan native plans to take a break before checking out schools again in the spring.