SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Gehrig Dieter plans to announce his decision at the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl and so he doesn't want to name a leader because that would basically give his choice away.
"I don't want to say too much," Dieter said at Friday's practice.
SMU and Kansas are the two finalists for Dieter, a 6-foot-3, 200-pound wide receiver from South Bend (Ind.) Washington who finished with 82 receptions for 2,181 yards and 24 touchdowns in his senior season.
Dieter's relationship with SMU's coaching staff is strong and the three-star prospect likes a whole lot more about the program.
"SMU is a great place," Dieter said. "Dallas is one of the greatest cities in America. Their campus and facilities are super-nice. I have a great relationship with all the coaches. I just feel they have one of the best passing offenses in America and they're bringing in great quarterbacks the next couple years. I'm excited. It's a great place.
"It's definitely big (June Jones is coming back). He signed a new six-year contract and it would cost him $12 million to opt out so I don't think he's going anywhere."
Dieter has a long-standing relationship with new Kansas coach Charlie Weis from his days at Notre Dame so the Jayhawks still have a strong chance.
The South Bend Washington prospect said he also likes the quarterback transfers coming to Kansas and that could play a factor in his decision-making process.
"They definitely have one of the best quarterbacks, Dayne Crist, going there and they have Jake Heaps coming in," Dieter said.
"They have quarterbacks for the next couple years. Kansas is a great place, it's kind of like South Bend, and I built a great relationship with coach Weis. I know a bunch of their coaches because they were at Notre Dame and I went to a bunch of camps there."