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Christian focused on new interest

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Cincinnati (Ohio) Colerain cornerback Jeff Christian has a double-digit offer list, but his focus heading into his senior season is on earning more offers.
"I'm just hanging back and seeing what happens," Christian said. "Hopefully (more) comes during the season."
Among the schools that have yet to offer but are showing interest in Christian are N.C. State and West Virginia.
"I am going to take some visits soon to N.C. State and West Virginia," Christian said. "For West Virginia I am thinking about going to the Oklahoma game (Sept. 20). N.C. State, I still don't have a date for that. I'm going to get back with the coach."
According to Christian, West Virginia wants to see more of him this fall before considering an offer because he played an injury-shortened season as a junior. N.C. State could see the 5-foot-10, 175-pound cornerback in action soon and are looking for him to come see what they have to offer.
"They just want me to come down and see the campus, then they are going to be at my games," Christian said. "I think they are coming to the St. Eds game this weekend, so I just have to do my thing and see how it goes from there."
The interest N.C. State has shown so far is reciprocated by Christian, who is intrigued with The Wolfpack's program.
"I like the atmosphere. I know Russell Wilson went there and one of my favorite corners, (David) Amerson," Christian said. "They've been down a little bit for a couple of years, but I see them going up again."
Another school that has picked up the interest in Christian is Indiana, and the Cincinnati native is likely to attend one of their home games this month as well.
"I've been talking to IU a lot," Christian said. "They want me to come down and see the school, come to the game. I'm thinking about going to the Maryland game (Sept. 27)."
Christian certainly proved worthy of more attention in the opening game of his high school season this past Friday, returning an interception 77 yards for a touchdown and breaking up two more passes.
"I feel like I made a statement that I should be higher than I am," Christian said. "I just had to shut it down and show why I am one of the best corners in the country."
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