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Wiegers hearing from Duke

Detroit Country Day class of 2014 quarterback Tyler Wiegers picked up his first scholarship offers before he started a season under center for the Yellowjackets. Following a big junior campaign, the 6-foot-4, 200-pound passer is drawing even more attention.
"Right now I am hearing from Duke a lot," Wiegers said. "I have a lot of interest in Duke right now. I want to try to visit out there after the first of the year. Obviously they are a great academic school and they are on the rise right now, so I am definitely interested in going out there and learning more about the school."
Mid-American Conference programs Toledo and Western Michigan offered Wiegers after he camped with their programs this past summer. Ball State, Central Michigan, Michigan State and Iowa are additional schools that have shown interest in recent weeks.
"Iowa, a couple of MAC school and Ivy League schools have been through [school]," Wiegers said. "I have been talking to some coaches on Facebook and they said they are going to be back after the first of the year when all the bowl games are over."
Wiegers also plans to get out to several college campuses in the coming months, and specifically mentioned a desire to check out Iowa and Indiana. He visited Central Michigan for a bowl practice this past Saturday. Opportunities to workout in-person with coaches may result in more offers.
"I have been talking to coaches and they said they would like to have their quarterback coaches see me throw before they offer," Wiegers said. "Hopefully something will come of that, and I am waiting right now to show what I have."
This past season, Wiegers completed 173-of-285 attempts for 2,465 yards and 22 touchdowns against just four interceptions. He led Country Day to the Division 4 final, where they dropped the championship game to Grand Rapids South Christian.
"It definitely leaves us hungry," Wiegers said. "We're excited for next year because we have a lot of talent returning. We already have a lot of guys working really hard in the weight room, so I think we are going to be ready to get back out and win it next year."