Devils Strong Early For Elite OL

Daniel Wenger, one of Florida's top offensive linemen, has a Duke offer early on and has the Blue Devils in some pretty elite company as Nebraska, Miami and Florida have all turned up the heat on this Florida hog.

Offensive lineman/center Daniel Wenger (6-4, 285, 5.3) from Ft. Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas (Fla.) is an exceptional student, with a 4.0 GPA and a 1550 SAT score. He also already has offers from several schools including, Duke, Rutgers, Nebraska, Iowa State, Florida State, Northwestern, Florida International and Kansas.

"I like Duke, Nebraska, Miami and Florida," said Wenger. "But this summer I'll begin to narrow it down more and I'll have a real top five then. I don't have a set dream school or anything so I'm still pretty open. I'm just gonna have to find the best fit."

Duke was Wenger's first offer at the end of his sophomore year. "The education there is second to none and they are in a rebuilding process, so it would be cool to be part of that and put football on the map there," said Wenger.

"My parents like Duke a lot too. They like the education and that I'd be set after football. But it's my decision."

Despite the fact that Miami is only 45 minutes from his house, Wenger admits he'd rather leave the state. "I feel like I'd rather get away. That's what I like about Nebraska. They are in a secluded area where you can focus on academics and football and not have to worry about being distracted," said Wenger. "They also have really great tradition."

Wenger benches 275 five time and can squat 385 five times. "I play smart and can see what the defense is doing. I have good vision and am quick off the ball and always drive my legs," said Wenger. "I want to improve my 40 speed and my first step quickness. I need to stay lower and get stronger too."


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