Two More Scholarship Offers

Neal Deiters, a 6-foot-8, 323-pound, offensive tackle, from Elmhurst (Ill.) York, is a prospect that had a couple of offers before the May evaluation period started. Deiters has impressed everyone on the combine circuit this spring and now he's reeling in scholarship offers while attending one day camps on college campuses.

"I went to Iowa and I felt I had a very good camp." Neal Deiters told the Boiler Sports Report.

"I was very impressed with Iowa. The campus, the stadium was very nice and the weight room was unbelievable. I thought Coach (Lester) Erb was surprised at how I did and although Iowa didn't offer, they told me that they will be keeping a close eye on me this year."

Deiters was one of the best offensive tackles that attended the combine in Chicago during May. Virginia and Toledo were his first two scholarship offers but a one day camp at Northwestern brought scholarship offer #3.

"I went to camp at Northwestern right after Iowa," Deiters said. "I definitely did a lot better at Northwestern than I did at Iowa. After the camp, Coach (Pat) Fitzgerald took me up into his office, we talked for a while and he offered me a scholarship.

"I came away very impressed with Northwestern as well. Coach Fitzgerald stressed the family aspect of Northwestern football. He also talked about the academics at Northwestern and the academic support for the football players.

"I want to major in civil engineering and Northwestern has a great program. Coach Fitzgerald told me that he's taking six offensive linemen in this class and he already has four commitments."

The last time we spoke to Neal Deiters, he said Michigan would be tough to beat if the Wolverines offered a scholarship at their summer camp. Deiters camped in Ann Arbor after the Northwestern camp. Did he get the offer he was looking for?

"Michigan didn't offer," said Dieters. "I camped well but Coach (Andy) Moeller told me that they are going to wait and look at senior film.

"I left Michigan with a very good feeling. Coach Moeller told me that I was moving a lot better, that my feet were a lot better and I was lighter. I was close to 345 when Coach Moeller saw me last and now I'm 326 pounds."

Bowling Green is the latest school to offer Deiters a scholarship. His scholarship total now at four, Deiters will be camping at Penn State this Saturday in hopes that the Nittany Lions offer scholarship offer #5.

Deiters says that Michigan, Ohio State, Iowa, Penn State, Purdue, Northwestern and Virginia are his current favorites.

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