After a brief hiccup with a case of appendicitis, Warren (Mich.) De La Salle linebacker Jared Wangler's spring is back on track, and the recipient of eight scholarship offers is closing in on a commitment.
"I am thinking about making my decision in the next week or two," Wangler said. "I am going to sit down with my dad probably in the next week, weigh out all my options and see what is the best fit for me."
At this stage of the process, Penn State has emerged as the team to beat after the Nittany Lions offered Wangler early last month.
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"I am definitely really high on Penn State," Wangler said. "They only have ten scholarships to give, and it is really a privilege to be offered with such limitations.
"I am actually going down to Penn State with my dad on Friday. My dad wanted to check out the campus."
With the quickly closing window of time before Wangler expects to make his commitment, other schools are ramping up their interest in the 6-foot-2, 215-pound linebacker.
"Cincinnati offered me last week," Wangler reported. "Michigan State has started to come in on me pretty hard and is coming in to watch me work out sometime in the next couple of days. They want me to come up and have a talk with Coach [Mark] Dantonio soon.
Pitt, Boston College, Ohio State, Northwestern all have also visited or plan to visit Wangler within the next couple weeks, but a decision could be made before those schools make a move on the Michigan native.