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Dees has two offers, but wants USF

Seffner (Fla.) Armwood offensive center Cameron Dees has already landed two offers.
"FIU and Western Michigan has offered me," Dees said. "FIU was the first school to offer me."
The 6-foot-2, 280-pound lineman talked about the Golden Panthers extending the offer to him.
"I like Coach (Alex) Mirabel, he is their offensive line coach," Dees said. "He has just talked to me a lot about coming in and playing there. He has talked to me about coming to campus."
"I have also spoken with Coach (Mario) Cristobal, he is their head coach, and he is a real nice guy," Dees added. "He told me I am what they are looking for out of a center prospect."
As for Western Michigan, their interest came from their area recruiter and led to a phone conversation between Dees and a pair of staff members.
"I was asked to contact Josh Gattis, their wide receivers coach," Dees said. "I have talked with him and with their offensive line coach (A.J. Ricker)."
Last summer, Dees had the opportunity to visit the campuses of South Florida, Auburn, Florida State, and Florida. The hometown school remains in regular contact and Dees is hoping will be the next to offer.
"I am hoping USF (offers)," Dees said. "I talk with their (offensive line) coach, Steve Shankweiler, pretty regularly. I am going to a couple of their practices in March. I was supposed to go to a Junior Day recently but I didn't make it."
Dees' has been able to experience the Bulls up-close and personal both as a player and a spectator.
"I went to one of their camps last summer, with my teammate Cody Waldrop, and we had a lot of fun," Dees said. "I have also been to four or five of their games and I really like it. I am from Tampa obviously, so it is home to me and I grew up going to USF games."
If the local school was to pull the trigger on an offer, Dees said it would be difficult to turn it down.
"It would be very close to that," Dees said of an offer leading to a commitment. "I love the glitz and glamour of some bigger schools, like SEC schools, but USF is like home to me. I love it."
In addition to Florida International, Western Michigan, and USF, Dees is also receiving interest from Georgia Tech, Ohio State, Duke, Florida Atlantic, Miami, Michigan, Nebraska, and others.
As for upcoming visit plans, Dees plans to visit Duke in April. During the summer, he hopes to attend a number of camps, specifically mentioning plans to swing by Miami, Florida Atlantic, and Florida International during one jaunt south. A visit to Vanderbilt, where his former teammate Joshua Grady is heading, is also a possibility.
Dees suffered a right foot injury, which he described as a minor crack in his foot, a little less than three weeks ago. He is expected to have the cast removed from his foot on Tuesday and doesn't expect it to be an issue for him as he prepares for his senior season.
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