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Willis not satisfied

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Cleveland (Ohio) St. Ignatius three-star linebacker Dameon Willis holds double digit scholarship offers, but the 6-foot, 210-pound prospect heads into his senior season hungry for more.
"For the fall I am approaching it like I am a rising senior with no offers," Willis said. "I'm not completely satisfied, and I know what I did last year, I can do a lot more."
Willis noted North Carolina and Nebraska as two teams who have shown strong interest this summer, but have not yet offered.
"Nebraska just came on recently," Willis said. "A lot of their coaches I have been hearing from on Facebook. I'm thinking week 2 they will see what they have been missing."
St. Ignatius actually starts their 2013 campaign with two strong opponents - Birmingham (Mich.) Brother Rice in week one and Mentor (Ohio) in week two. Willis will start the season at linebacker after playing safety for the Wildcats last season.
"I like [linebacker] a lot," he said. "I am more explosive in that certain area that I have to work with, so I have an advantage coming off the edge on blitzes and shooting the gap, getting to the spot before the fullback."
Willis had listed Louisville as the team to beat earlier in the summer, but said the gap has narrowed in recent weeks.
"It's back up to a toss-up, really," he said. "I would have to say Toledo and Indiana have really been working their butts off. Then, also, Wake Forest."
The last unofficial visit Willis took was to Toledo, where he met with head coach Matt Campbell and linebackers coach Tom Matukewicz. Whether or not he is able to make unofficial game visits this fall or wait until official visits to see schools is still uncertain.
"I would like to get up to Indiana some time, but it's so hard with our schedule. Most of our games are on Saturday," Willis said. "I haven't scheduled any official visits just yet. As I make this list after the first couple games of the season, I will definitely be making a couple of visits."
The bulk of the work in Willis' recruitment will be done after his senior season, however, and he expects that season to last into December when the Ohio State Championships are played.
"I want to make [a decision] after we make it down to Fawcett Stadium," Willis said. "After that we can resume this process and hopefully get a couple of these [offers] from schools that are interested."
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