Defensive lineman Sean McWhirter out of Maple Plain (Minn.) Orono has already made one official visit and has had another scheduled for some time. McWhirter has also scheduled a third trip.
"I'm looking at Minnesota, Michigan State, Iowa State, Colorado State, and Northwestern," McWhirter said. "They all offered a scholarship.
"I've taken a (official) visit to Michigan State. My next one is Minnesota Dec. 2. And I scheduled one to Northwestern too. That's the weekend after Minnesota."
McWhirter has seen three of the schools he is considering play in person this season.
"I went to a Minnesota game," he said. "And I went to an Iowa State game and a Michigan State game."
Though there are three Big Ten schools on his list, McWhirter says playing in that conference is not a priority.
"Whether I play in the Big Ten or not doesn't matter that much," he said. "Hopefully I'll decide sometime in December."
The 6-foot-4 and 245-pound McWhirter made 75 tackles during his senior season. He had 24 tackles for losses including 10 sacks.
McWhirter is is the No. 9 prospect in the state of Minnesota in the Rivals.com player rankings.