Big offers are shipping into the small town of Carey, Ohio. College coaches are flocking to see Michael Dennis, a 6-foot-7 offensive tackle prospect from a village of 3,900 people in northwest Ohio. Dennis picked up an offer from Indiana Wednesday night. The Hoosiers join Maryland, Iowa State, and a half dozen MAC schools on his offer list.
"It is all coming in pretty fast, it is really exciting," Dennis said. "But it is overwhelming how schools are coming in too."
"North Carolina State and Cincinnati stopped by my school yesterday. Michigan State is supposed to come by tomorrow. My coach said both North Carolina State and Cincinnati are very interested. I have not heard much from Michigan State before, my coach just told me today that they are coming by tomorrow."
Dennis has yet to hit the road and visit these schools. Iowa State was one of the first to offer a scholarship. Dennis says he has done some research into his choices.
"I have learned a few more things," Dennis said. "Iowa State plays football in a big-time conference. They play out of the spread. I am trying to get out to Iowa State and Maryland, maybe go down to Cincinnati and Indiana this summer."
Dennis said he is getting more and more mail from Iowa and Kansas. With more options coming to the plate, Dennis has made a checklist of what he is looking for in a school.
"I am looking for a great education, a great coaching staff, and a chance to win a national championship."
Dennis also said proximity to home will play a factor in his decision, which gives the MAC programs a shot at landing his services.
"I am open at this point. But Akron is one of my top schools. I would say Toledo as well. Staying close to home is a priority."
Rivals.com AMP visited Dennis in April. Check out his video feature here.