Are the Noles Making a Run at Top Center?

The Noles are a long shot for possibly the top center prospect in the country. However, credit is due for their effort. On Friday, four Seminoles coaches were on hand at Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) St. Thomas Aquinas for their and annual blue and gold spring game, including Florida State offensive line coach Mark McHale.

"Coach McHale is cool," 6-foot-4 and 285 pound center/guard prospect Daniel Wenger said. "He sounds like he knows what he's talking about. I hear he's looking to sign five top linemen to mold for the future. What he told my coach definitely sparked my interest."

Wenger has close to 15 scholarship offers, including Florida and Miami. He's wide open at the moment but the in-state schools will get a close look.

"Miami is only 45 minutes away so it's a close trip," he said. "I can always make a quick trip up to Tallahassee."

This summer, Wenger will stay with his grandmother who lives in Pennsylvania.

"I grew up in Pittsburgh so I will probably go visit them unofficially," he said. "My father knows Coach Wannstedt from back in the day. I'll probably go check out Penn State because it's only three hours away."

Wenger won't narrow his list down most until sometime after his football season.

In his second season as the varsity starter at center, Wenger helped his team reach the Class 5A state title game. He was an All-County and All-State pick as a junior. As impressive in the class room as he is on the field, Wenger reports a 4.0 GPA and a 1550 SAT (2400 version).

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