Cincinnati (Ohio) Winton Woods defensive tackle Daniel Cage took a several-month hiatus from his recruitment, but now the three-star prospect is ready to jump back in and a few teams have his interest.
"Right now, I have a couple [top schools] - Louisville, Michigan State and Florida," Cage said. "Really, I am basing my decision on education - which [school] is going to provide the best education for me."
Cage has not taken an game visits this season, but he is starting to look at scheduling official visits with his top schools.
"Me and my counselors have been talking about that and we're probably going to set that up starting next month," Cage said. "I'll probably start calling coaches and finding out when to go."
Louisville and Michigan State will definitely receive official visits according to Cage, and he does not expect to take all five of his allotted visits. He has visited both Louisville and Michigan State in the past, and already has a good vibe from both programs.
"They are family-based teams and I felt at home there," Cage said. "There isn't any feeling like that, and it was just a great feeling being there."
Michigan State assistant coach Harlon Barnett was on the sidelines of Winton Woods' game Thursday night, and that caught Cage's attention.
"That means a lot, actually," Cage said. "For him to come here and check me out, it is a great opportunity for me to show him what I'm working with."
At Louisville, Cage said he keeps up most frequently with head coach Charlie Strong.
"He's talking about getting me down there more often, trying to get me to commit," Cage said. "Louisville, they always talk about me coming down there and playing as a freshman. If I go down there, that's what I'm looking forward to - playing [early] and getting a great education."
The third team Cage mentioned as standing out - Florida - is another school he has reconnected with in recent weeks after they made an offer last February.
"I am just now getting back in contact with them," Cage said. "I'm trying to see what's going on and try to get down to some games if possible."
Cage expects to take his recruitment into the winter before making his final college selection. He could schedule unofficial visits before taking his official visits later in the fall.
"This next week I have a couple options," Cage said. "I am trying to get down to Louisville, and for sure [visit] Louisville, Michigan State and Ohio State. Those are the main [visits] I'm looking at right now."
The 6-foot-3, 275-pound Cage registered a sack and several tackles in Thursday's night's win over Dayton (Ohio) Thurgood Marshall. Cage is playing nose guard in Winton Woods' three-man front.