September 23, 2011

Wiesman on the radar for 2013

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The offensive line position is always a big need in every class and that will surely be the case again in 2013. The state of Ohio should once again be strong at the position and one junior that is starting to make some noise is Cincinnati (Oho) Colerain product Dylan Wiesman. The 6-foot-4, 280-pound prospect has impressed in a pair of marquee games against Cocoa (Fla.) and Middletown and is starting to see a lot of recruiting attention from schools around the Midwest.

"I'm getting a lot of mail and I've talked to the Cincinnati coaches," he said. "I've got mail from places like Akron, Toledo, Ohio State, Notre Dame, Duke, and some others. I'm new to (recruiting) but it's starting to pick up."

As a Southwest Ohio kid, it shouldn't surprise many people to see which teams Wiesman grew up following.

"I'm from Cincinnati so UC and Ohio State are pretty big," he said. "Right now I have no clue where I want to go though."

Ohio State has recently turned up the interest in Wiesman and the big lineman has always respected the Buckeyes and their program.

"It's just Ohio State," he said. "It's what they do. They do their thing and I just like their program."

Cincinnati has a strong connection to the Colerain program as former Cards head coach Kerry Coombs is now an assistant with the Bearcats. That connection typically goes a long way with Colerain prospects and that is definitely the case for Wiesman.

"Coach Coombs," he said. "He coached me as a little kid in camp and I just love the man."

Wiesman is expecting to check out an Ohio State game in the very near future while also getting a chance to meet and interact with the coaching staff for the first time.

"I might go to the Ohio State/Michigan State game," he said. "I'm not sure about any other game invites but I might go down to see a Duke game."

On Thursday night, Wiesman and his Colerain squad got a huge win over conference rival Middletown, 21-13. The game was a tightly played, physical contest and Wiesman wouldn't have it any other way.

"I would much rather have it be like this than to win a blowout," he said. "This is just more exciting, you get more into it, the fans get more into it; I love it."

With the win, Colerain is now in the driver's seat in the Greater Miami Conference and Wiesman expects big things from himself and his teammates the rest of the way out.

"We've already lost once but we want to keep going and get to 14-1," Wiesman said.


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