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Two on top for Belden

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Avon, Ind., three-star defensive end Joe Belden is sitting on five offers, and two of those schools have emerged as early favorites.
"IU and Miami (Ohio) are probably my top two right now," he said. "That could change if I get a couple more offers. I'm just waiting it out right now and having a good time, trying not to let it stress me out."
The potential for additional offers appears promising for the 6-foot-1, 247-pound Belden. Several programs have started showing new interest this spring, and he'll attend a couple college camps this summer.
"Kentucky and Wake Forest are just now starting to pick up their interest in me. Louisville is starting to show interest too," Belden said. "I plan on going to Louisville and I'll probably go to Notre Dame's Irish Invasion camp. Those will probably be the two I go to."
The interest from Kentucky picked up just within the last week after an in-school visit from one of their coaches.
"[Kentucky's] coach came in today and we had max outs so he got to see me put a little weight on the bar," Belden said. "He was kind of impressed with that and he liked my size. He came in pretty much sizing me up today and liked my size."
Besides Indiana and Miami (Ohio), Belden's other three offers have come in from Ball State, Bowling Green and Western Michigan.
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