A Thursday offer from Marshall has brought the total number of offers for Saint Clairsville, Ohio, wide receiver Dan Monteroso to five. Tenders from Boston College, Bowling Green, Iowa and Ohio University preceded the Thundering Herd's offer.
"Iowa and Boston College are big-time schools to offer, so that's been nice," Monteroso said. "My dad is a college football coach, so my dream has always been to play college football or college basketball and it's nice to know I have a chance to make that dream come true."
Monteroso's father is the defensive coordinator at Division II West Liberty University in West Virginia and has been on both sides of the recruiting process. That has helped Monteroso develop a game plan for handling his own recruitment and it includes several visits this summer to college campuses.
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"Right now I really want to go see Iowa and Boston College," Monteroso said. "I'm going out to the Ohio State camp because they said they want to see me work out. I am probably going to go to Michigan State's and possibly Michigan's [camps]. Those three schools are very interested and I am going to Virginia Tech's."
Monteroso is looking to get out to Boston College possibly twice in the coming months. He is looking at a summer trip to the school and returning for a game in the fall.
"I talk to their offensive coordinator a lot and he is from Kent (Ohio)," Monteroso said of Boston College. "He wants to throw the ball 30 times a game, so that is attractive. He said he wants me to come in and play early, so that's nice."
With his father a college coach in the state of West Virginia, Marshall is a school Monteroso is familiar with.
"It's a good program," he said. "They have had great prospects come out of there like Randy Moss, Chad Pennington and [Byron] Leftwich."
In just eight games as a junior, the 6-foot-3, 180-pound Monteroso caught 23 passes for 454 yards and seven touchdowns.