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Wiesman doubles his offer total

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Monday was a big day in the recruitment of Cincinnati (Ohio) Colerain offensive lineman Dylan Wiesman. The 6-4, 280-pound prospect saw his offer total double after hearing from two new schools.
"It's starting to pick up pretty good right now," Wiesman said. "I was offered by Marshall and Bowling Green. I haven't really built a relationship with them yet because it is kind of early."
The offers from Marshall and Bowling Green join a previous offer from Kent State that came in last Friday and one from Cincinnati that arrived back in the fall.
"They're finally starting to come through," Wiesman noted. "I'm just going to wait and see if anymore come, and see what happens, probably make my decision in late spring or early summer."
Being the hometown school and first to offer, Cincinnati expects to factor in heavily with Wiesman's recruitment, even after his recruiting coach, Kerry Coombs recently left to take a position on Ohio State's staff.
"Mark Elder is going to be the new recruiting coach from my area," Wiesman said. "He went to Sycamore [High] and I just talked to him last Friday. I actually talked to Coach [Butch] Jones over the weekend, just to try to catch up and get to know each other a little bit better.
"It's a good medical school, it's the hometown school… the only thing that is really getting me is I was kind of thinking about getting away a little bit just to get the feeling of being away from home, so I'm just going to wait and see what all happens."
Wiesman is now lifting weight and preparing for track season, but he also has his eye on some practice visits coming up this spring.
"I'm going to try to make it up to a spring practice at Northwestern because I have been talking to their coach," Wiesman said. "I am trying to go out to Illinois maybe sometime, and hope to be invited to Michigan and OSU's spring practices. I have been getting handwritten letters from Michigan. I might be trying to get up to Notre Dame too."
Wiesman has previously made junior day visits to both Indiana and Ohio State this winter.
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