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Wheat names a leader

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Flint (Mich.) Carman-Ainsworth lineman Ryan Wheat at one time seemed to be waiting on a scholarship offer from Michigan. While the Wolverines have not offered, they are still very much in the picture, along with two other Big Ten schools.
"I'd say my top three would probably be Michigan, Michigan State and Wisconsin," Wheat said. "I have quite a few (scholarship) offers.
"Wisconsin, Ball State, Central Michigan and Eastern Michigan offered. Western Michigan and Michigan State offered. Quite a few of them have."
Wheat has been to one camp and will soon attend another.
"I went to Michigan's camp," he said. "It was cool. I got along with the coaches. I liked it.
"I'm going to Michigan State's camp July 9. Right now I'd probablyn say Michigan State is my favorite. They were the first to offer. They've had more of a chance to get on a personal level with me."
Wisconsin rounds out Wheat's top three.
"From the letters they send, it sounds like a good college," he said. "It seems like I'd fit in there."
The 6-foot-4 and 286-pound Wheat has played defensive tackle since his sophomore year. He is slated to also play offensive tackle his senior season and could play on either side of the line at the next level.
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