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Dill visits two Big Ten rivals

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Camp Hill (Pa.) Trinity offensive tackle R.J. Dill made a pass through the state of Michigan in the past week. The 6-foot-8, 295-pounder visited both the Wolverines and Spartans to find out more about the schools.
"On Thursday I went to Michigan," he said. "I sat in on a line meeting and then watched practice and talked to coach Moeller and met coach Carr briefly. Then on Friday, I talked with coach Moeller again and that's when he talked about how he wanted me back at camps so they can get a better look at me and make a 100% decision on offering. Lloyd Carr told me that he was very interested and how I need to work hard at camp and they'll go from there."
Obviously, Dill spent most of his time with Andy Moeller. What were his impressions of the Michigan assistant?
"I had a lot of time with him and he treated me really well," he said. "He introduced me to all the guys and talked about how I need to work on my footwork and moving quicker side to side.
"As for coach Carr, I was very impressed with him. He's real personable that was straight forward with me. I also liked the facilities and town of Ann Arbor too."
After the trip to Michigan, the Keystone State lineman headed over to Michigan State.
"I went to their junior day on Saturday and met with coach Warner. Coach Warner told me he has been the only person to see my film and will get back to me in about two or three weeks on what they'll do," he stated. "After talking to him, I watched a scrimmage and talked to coach Dantonio on the field. I was impressed with him too; he seemed even more personable than coach Carr. He stressed how he'd rather take a great character player that may not be as talented and seemed very honest. I believe something is going to happen there in a couple years. Aside from that, it was different because Michigan State is a college campus. I liked the facilities and it had its own feel."
More visits are ahead for Dill who plans to be in Pittsburgh and Connecticut this weekend. He's also considering attending the Maryland spring game in the near future.
With all the visits happening now, is the offensive tackle prospect trying to move a decision up?
"I plan to go through the whole process and take visits," he said. "I just want to go see the down and dirty, day to day business that happens at these schools. Not just what they show me on Saturdays."
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