Vero Beach (Fla.) defensive end Dwayne Hoilett is an intriguing prospect. The 6-foot-3 defensive end has gained around 15 to 20 pounds since the conclusion of his junior season and now weighs in at 214 pounds. He is hoping to be 225 pounds by the start of his senior season.
While Hoilett is thin, his long, lanky build and quickness off the edge has led to interest from colleges and a few early offers.
"I have three offers now," Hoilett said. "I have Northern Illinois, Memphis, and Southern Miss. Memphis was the most recent offer."
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With regards to the Tigers, he is dealing with a pair of Larry Porter's assistants.
"I have talked with Coach Eric Price and Coach (Galen) Scott," Hoilett said. "They are two good coaches. That is all I really know about Memphis right now."
Before Memphis offered, he landed an offer from Northern Illinois.
"Right now they would be one of my top options," Hoilett said of Northern Illinois.
His first offer came from the Golden Eagles and Larry Fedora. He is doing his research on the Conference USA program.
"Southern Miss is a pretty decent program that is really trying to come up right now," Hoilett said. "I like what they are trying to do."
In addition to his offers, Hoilett is also receiving interest from Florida, Florida International, Rutgers, and South Florida. He recently attended a Junior Day at the University of Florida.
"I went and saw their spring practice," Hoilett said. "It was great. They have a lot of big guys up there. The school was great, the academics are really good. I think it would be a good fit for me."
He said that defensive coordinator Dan Quinn talked to him about where he may fit into the Gator defense.
"Right now with their multiple defenses that they are running, they told me I could be a good rushing outside linebacker for them," Hoilett said. "I am hoping to gain some more weight and more to defensive end."
As for upcoming plans, Hoilett plans to travel to Florida Atlantic on April 23rd for their Junior Day.