Erie (Pa.) Cathedral Prep defensive lineman Joe Blanks will make his first official visit, to Youngstown State, next weekend.
"I just got an offer coming through from Youngstown State," Blanks said. "It's a verbal offer. And I'm waiting on Indiana to come through with an offer. They said they are going to."
Akron, which has offered, along with Marshall and Youngstown are still under consideration. The Thundering Herd are the leaders.
"I probably like Marshall best," Blanks said. "I think it would be a good school for me."
The 6-foot-3 and 305 pound Blanks made 52 tackles during his senior season. He was an all-district selection.