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Top 50 Ohio player close to pick

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Akron (Ohio) Hoban safety Will Fleming is leaning toward making a decision.
He does still have aspirations to land a Big Ten, Big East or ACC scholarship offer, but with his father on the staff at Akron he has so many ties to the Zip coaching staff. And it's those ties that have him leaning toward officially ending the process. It's also those ties that have probably kept other schools from offering.
"I was up at Akron actually over the weekend, and I've been thinking about Akron a lot," Fleming, the No. 50 player in Ohio, said. "Sunday they had a senior camp, and they had like 400 kids up there. I actually went up there and worked at linebacker and receiver, and I hung out with the coaches more. I already know them, but I never took a real visit through the campus. My mom and I went with J.D. Brookhart around campus.
"It's awesome. I never really had looked at the campus like that until he took us around in a golf cart."
Fleming, who also has an offer from Hawaii, said there are a few other schools like Illinois, Wake Forest and Michigan State that have talked to him about an offer. But he's to the point where he thinks if they are really interested they should step up with an offer.
"I've been to Illinois twice, and I really liked it," he said. "I like Michigan State a lot, too. Wake Forest is the other I've been waiting to hear from, but again Akron is an amazing place and just as good as those schools. I told coach Brookhart I'm going to talk to those recruiters from the schools, and I'm going to make my decision on Aug. 23. That's when my first game is, and then my plan is to commit to Akron.
"I would be thrilled to go there, but I just want to see what those other schools are going to do. I really want to go to a school where I'm wanted. Akron wants me, and that's something that's important."
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