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Dieter holding firm at five offers

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South Bend (Ind.) Washington wide receiver Gehrig Dieter has been traveling this spring with a 7-on-7 team that features several Rivals250 prospects. His performances have been outstanding, and the 6-3, 210-pound Dieter is hoping those efforts lead to more scholarship offers.
Early offers came in from Ball State, Bowling Green, Central Michigan, Northern Illinois and Western Michigan, but Dieter still awaits his first BCS Conference offer.
"There have probably been around 40 schools to see me and David [Perkins] in the last two weeks, so it has been busy," Dieter said. "There are no new offers - just the same five MAC offers. Oregon's coach talked to me and pretty much every big school has been to our school in the past two weeks."
Outside of his travels for 7-on-7, Dieter has not been able to visit any college campuses recently and his summer schedule will also be dictated by his 7-on-7 schedule.
"I haven't really been on any visits lately because I've been busy working out," Dieter said. "This summer I am going to try to hit a few camps up if I have time, and hopefully pick up a couple offers."
As a junior, Dieter caught 48 passes for 980 yards and 11 touchdowns. He preceded that effort with a 63-catch, 1,167-yard and 15-touchdown performance a sophomore. This off-season, Dieter is working to surpass those numbers in his senior season.
"We do a lot of speed stuff at our school, and work on overall explosiveness," Dieter said. "Really, I just want to be better than everybody else I go against and I really want to win state this year. Things like that motivate me."
Dieter also doubles as a cornerback on defense for South Bend Washington. Tennessee is recruiting him as a linebacker, but most schools project Dieter to the offensive side of the football in college.
Dieter's 7-on-7 team will be traveling to Los Angeles and Dallas later this month. He plays alongside Auburn quarterback commitment Zeke Pike as well as four-star prospects Deaysean Rippy, Armani Reeves and Keith Marshall.
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