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Biegel plans visits before decision

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Wisconsin Rapids (Wis.) Lincoln offensive tackle Hayden Biegel had the advantage of watching his brother navigate the recruiting process before beginning his own recruitment. Vince Biegel signed with Wisconsin in the class of 2012; will his brother follow suit?
"I guess you could say I am leaning towards Wisconsin," Biegel said. "But I want to hold back and visit colleges and know it is the right choice. Once summer comes around I'll get to go visit and hopefully I'll make a decision before football starts."
The 6-foot-6, 250-pound Biegel holds four scholarship offers from BCS schools, but Wisconsin is offering him to come in the January after his high school graduation. That option has its pros and cons, according to Biegel.
"I can understand why they want to greyshirt me because they only have nine scholarships for the 2013 class," Biegel said. "I'm going to be an offensive lineman, and right now I am only weighing 250, so that will give me extra time to put on weight."
Besides Wisconsin, Biegel also has been offered by Illinois, Iowa State and Michigan State. The Spartans' offer was the most recent to come through.
"They offered me last week and I was excited when I got it," Biegel said. "They're a top team in the Big Ten and their players get after it. I want to get down there and visit this summer, get to see their campus and their stadium and meet more of the coaches."
Biegel also plans to visit Iowa State and Illinois this summer. No dates have been set for those trips yet, though.
"I want to look at the academics, of course, and I want to look at their tutoring programs and see what they have to offer," Biegel said.
Another school that could factor into his recruitment if they offered would be BYU, where Biegel's father played and where both brothers visited last year during Vince's recruitment. Biegel has only had a couple of conversations with the Cougars' coaching staff thus far.
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