Cincinnati (Ohio) Anderson prospect Mark Wetterer is one of the bigger offensive tackle recruits coming out of the Buckeye State this year. The 6-foot-5, 295-pounder picked up his first offer of the season last week.
"I got my first offer from Cincinnati a week ago," he said. "It's an alright offer, but I'd really like to hear from the bigger schools a lot more."
Last weekend Wetterer headed up to Columbus for the Buckeyes junior day.
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"It was a really nice visit and I had a lot of fun there," he said. "I went and saw their basketball game against Illinois and I got to meet coach Tressel. It was real nice talking to him and he told me he plans to come down and meet with my coach in the next couple weeks."
This weekend the lineman prospect plans to take a junior day up to Purdue.
Besides those schools, Wetterer has received mail from Notre Dame, Michigan, Boston College, Wisconsin, Florida State and others. Does he have any favorites?
"I really like Ohio State and Notre Dame," he said. "Both of those schools have great football programs and I really like the coaches there. I grew up a fan of Ohio State and have always liked them. I really caught on to Notre Dame since Charlie Weis got there and I went to camp last summer. I really liked the coaches especially coach Weis and their team has been doing a great job."
With so many offensive tackles coming out in the 2007 class, what makes Wetterer stand out?
"On the field I have to say I probably stand out because of my intensity and I never take a play off," he said. "I also really focus on my technique. I've been to a lot of combines and I think I'm a lot better than most guys at that."
Wetterer plans to head to the Ohio State Nike Camp this spring. This summer he's going to do a bunch of one day camps possibly at schools including Ohio State, Notre Dame, Florida State and Iowa.
Wetterer was named all-conference and all-Southwest Ohio as a junior.