There are just 13 weeks in the college football regular season, and Canton, Mich., class of 2013 offensive lineman Cameron Dillard plans on making the most of those opportunities, taking visits to college campuses nearly ever weekend.
This past weekend, Dillard and his parents visited Michigan State for their home showdown with Michigan.
"It was a great opportunity and I felt really blessed that I had the chance to go to that game," Dillard said.
Dillard plans to return to East Lansing this weekend to see the Spartans host Wisconsin. He has been in close contact with Michigan State assistant Terry Samuel, and hopes to talk to him more this weekend than he was able to this past weekend.
"I talked to all the coaches except for Coach Samuel," Dillard said. "I couldn't actually find him in the locker room. I talked to the other coaches and they said he was looking for me. We talk on Facebook a lot, though, and he sent me a message asking what I thought of the game.
"He was at my game two or three weeks ago and said I played real well. I guess Coach Samuel told all the other coaches about my play, and they said they were excited and can't wait to watch my highlight tape."
Dillard has attended games almost every weekend this fall, specifically mentioning trips to Michigan and West Virginia. His trip to Morgantown was for the Mountaineers matchup with No. 1 ranked LSU.
"I had a great opportunity to visit there this summer, and then I was able to make it back this fall," Dillard said of West Virginia. "I enjoyed myself there. It's a fun atmosphere to be a part of."
The 6-3, 285-pound Dillard already holds scholarship offers from Buffalo and Eastern Michigan. Of the BCS schools that are recruiting him, Dillard feels a trio of schools is showing the most interest at this time.
"The three I would say are West Virginia, Michigan State and Arkansas," Dillard said. "Depending on how we do in playoffs, I will either [visit Arkansas] for the South Carolina or Tennessee game… more than likely the Tennessee game."
Canton High is 6-2 on the season and has already qualified for the state playoffs. Dillard plays right tackle for his team and sees some spot duty at defensive tackle as well.