Ohio Hidden Gem Receives College Offer

One of the many players who attended the University of Cincinnati summer camp with dreams of following in his grandfathers footsteps receives his first offer. Bearcat Insider covers more then just UC Football recruiting, we also cover the state of Ohio.

Every kid dreams of playing college football, while some earn scholarships to the many Division One programs across the country, those on the border of this level will always find I-AA programs looking to scoop them up and help them compete against one or two I-A programs each season. One program that's used Ohio in the past to find this talent is Wofford.

Coach Mike Ayers has hit the Buckeye state hard in the past signing players from many different programs around the state. Well Coach Ayers has his eyes set on another top Ohio "Hidden Gem" prospect for his program.

Bearcat Insider has followed the recruiting progress of Jesse Kontras over the last several months. The defensive back from Jonathan Alder High School (Plain City, Ohio) had dreams of playing Division One football at the same college his grandfather played, Cincinnati. But Jesse also understood not every prospect would see the big time programs call with offers.

After posting some top numbers at the Scout.com Akron combine last spring, Kontras saw several schools show interest but none to pull the trigger with an offer. But while opponents stayed away from the talented safety on the field, several I-AA programs and even the Air Force Academy showed great interest in his football talent.

For Jesse the days of no offers are over, this weekend he took an official visit to Wofford and while there received a "Full Scholarship" offer from the Terrier's football staff.

This past season saw Wofford earn a hard fought 6-5 record and the need for quality talent is needed to get the program to the level it's accustomed to.

We will follow up with Jesse in the coming weeks to see what his decision is before signing day.

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