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Favorite emerges for Dees

Seffner (Fla.) Armwood offensive center Cameron Dees has taken a few visits already this summer and is hoping to hit the road for more.
"I went to Iowa State and New Mexico," Dees said. "I am going to Mississippi State on July 22nd, and then I am going to Marshall and South Carolina at some point."
The 6-foot-2, 280-pound offensive lineman, who is being recruited primarily as a center, said that the Iowa State Cyclones are interested in him as an offensive guard. His ultimate position isn't a concern to him. With regards to Iowa State, he enjoyed his visit and says he has built a good relationship with the staff.
"I liked Iowa State," Dees said. "They are obviously big time in the Big 12. I like Coach (Bill) Bleil, the offensive line coach, their strength coach (Yancy McKnight), and I especially like the guy recruiting me, Coach Shane Burnham because we have a lot in common. We are both from Tampa, he used to coach at USF. I like the atmosphere out there. Ames is definitely strictly a college town."
Dees also talked about his time around Mike Locksley's Lobos.
"New Mexico was a little bit different," Dees said. "They are almost exactly like USF as far as layout and being a college in a big city. I like the people out there, they were awesome. They are my number one right now. I really like Coach (Ron) Hudson and I really like the guy recruiting me, the offensive coordinator, Coach (David) Reaves."
The Tampa-area product said that there are a few reasons why he has New Mexico on top for his services.
"There is a chance for immediate playing time," Dees said. "Also the coaching staff."
At this point, the Lobos are the leader amongst a solid top three for Dees.
"I'd say it is New Mexico, then probably Iowa State and Marshall, in that order," Dees said.
As for a decision, the three-star lineman doesn't expect to know until his senior season has begun.
"I am trying to graduate by December," Dees said. "I think I am going to let my recruitment play into the beginning of the season, like the first couple of games, so that I can take some official visits and see everybody."