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It had been a slow spring for Indianapolis (Ind.) Bishop Chatard offensive tackle Adam Solomon, but two offers on Tuesday could get the momentum building again.
The 6-foot-6, 290-pound Solomon already held double-digit offers, but had not added to that list for several weeks until Duke and Ohio University came through on the same day.
"I feel like that is just going to pick it up again here with another load of offers coming through probably," Solomon said. "It's exciting and I am looking at two great offers today from two great schools and two great programs, respectively."
The news of Ohio's offer came through while Solomon was in school, and then he found out about Duke later in the day.
"I have just been in contact with [Duke] recently, but I do know about what they have to offer there," Solomon said. "They had a great season last year and they keep getting better every year. They also have a great school. You always have to look into what you want to study and that's one of their strong suits. They've got it all and they're doing it all right."
Solomon entered the spring evaluation period with ten offers, including several from Big Ten schools that he has continued to develop a familiarity with.
"I have been in contact with all the schools that have offered me, but a few that have been pushing are Illinois, IU and Purdue and I've been growing relationships with their coaching staffs over the spring," Solomon said.
Solomon does not plan to attend summer camps and has no future visits scheduled at this time, but he did make a spring visit to Illinois as well as to a pair of schools that have yet to offer.
"I went to the Notre Dame Blue-Gold game and then the Green and White game at Michigan State," Solomon said. "Notre Dame keeps showing interest and they've been giving me good feedback."
With 12 offers in-hand now, Solomon expects to start the process of working toward a final decision in the next few months.
"I think I will probably wrap it up before my senior year," he said. "I don't want to risk losing a spot at a school I have interest in and I think I want to get it away so I can focus on my senior season."
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