Quarterback Dwight Macon has passed for over 4,000 yards in the last two seasons for Steubenville (Ohio), and now the 5-11, 190-pound Macon is turning that production into scholarship offers. Three teams have already extended offers, and several more are showing increased interest.
"I have three offers right now from Toledo, Ball State and Central Michigan," Macon reported. "I'm hearing a lot from Bowling Green and a little bit from WVU and Iowa. The only Junior Day I've been to is Toledo's. It was pretty nice and I liked it up there.
"I'd like (hearing) more from Ohio State, Michigan and Michigan State. I just love the Big Ten. I'm getting mail from all of them and I think I am going to attend a Michigan State camp this summer. I think I might go to Michigan, Michigan State and Bowling Green for practices and some camps.
While Macon's numbers throwing the football have certainly been impressive the last two seasons, he has also posted over 2,000 rushing yards and 24 touchdowns during that span of time. That athleticism and versatility has college coaches considering his ability to play other positions in college.
"I would love to play quarterback, but if it's not open for me to play quarterback and they offer me to play a different position, I'll take it to get on the field," Macon said. "Some of the coaches are talking about playing other positions because of my height.
"Before I played quarterback, I played running back. Then, my freshman year I had to play receiver because (Cincinnati's) Zach Collaros was our quarterback, so I have played a little receiver too. I also play safety and am on kickoff return."
Macon's productivity has also translated into success in terms of wins and losses for Steubenville. This past fall he led the Big Red all the way to the state title game and has started close to 30 games in his high school career under center.