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Dietzen ready for more visits

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Seymour, Wisc., offensive tackle Jon Dietzen holds six offers from schools in three different conferences, but he has only been able to visit two of those campuses thus far.
"I am thinking this summer I will be heading out to quite a few schools and checking them out," Dietzen said. "I have only gone to Wisconsin and Nebraska, so I only have comparisons of just those two schools. It would be pretty hard to put a definite 1, 2, 3 list, so everything is pretty even."
Besides Nebraska and Wisconsin, Dietzen holds offers from Illinois, Iowa State, Miami and Michigan State.
"I am really excited about the schools that are interested," he said. "It's a pretty good opportunity to pick where you want to play football."
The 6-foot-5, 305-pound Dietzen made his most recent visit to Wisconsin for a spring practice and may be able to tick another school off his visited list this weekend.
"I think I will be going to Michigan State's spring game this weekend," Dietzen said. "I am not 100 percent sure on that yet, but I think my parents are planning it out right now."
While this would be his first visit to Michigan State's campus, Ditezen has been building a relationship with the Spartans since they offered and is looking forward to learning more about the school if he is able to make it out this weekend.
"I definitely do keep in contact with Coach [Mark] Staten and Coach [Brad] Salem," he said. "I think I could get along with their family attitude over there, which is the same thing that is implemented with my high school team.
"I just want to make sure it is going to be a good fit academically as well as athletically. I also would like to make sure I would be able to get on the field or if I am going to be coming in with a class with a lot of people above me."
Additional schools are showing interest in Dietzen. Minnesota was at his school on Monday and he is expecting a visit from Oregon soon. Schools that have not offered still have time to get in on the three-star Wisconsin lineman's recruitment.
"I'm thinking right now I'd like to wrap it up before senior season just to get it out of the way," Dietzen said. "But if I still haven't found exactly where my fit is and am unsure where I want to be, I will have to wait longer."
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