Bloomington – Jack Denton might be having a change of plans.
The 6-2, 229-pounder from Zionsville (Ind.) Community H.S. had originally intended to make a college decision at the close of the summer, before the start of his senior season. But he's beginning to waiver on those plans.
"It was going to be at the end of the summer, but I think I may change my mind and make it a couple of games into my senior year so colleges can come see me perform," Denton said.
That change comes as a result of a slew of recent trips around the Midwest to various one-day camps. Denton has camped at Purdue, Ball State, Kentucky, Cincinnati, Central Michigan and Michigan already, and is also slated to go to Michigan State next month.
The feedback he's gotten is that there are a lot of programs that like what they saw, and he thinks both Central Michigan and Purdue are close to offering. But the general consensus is that if he's willing to wait a little longer and allow coaches to see him in action in the fall, he could add significantly to his scholarship total.
So Denton will likely wait to see what other programs will join Indiana, Ball State and Ohio in offering him a scholarship.
One of the dilemmas that many of the programs has is trying to figure out exactly where Denton will play. A two-way player on his high school team, Denton could play anything from defensive end to linebacker to safety on the defensive side. On offense, running back, fullback or H-Back are also possibilities.
"The feedback I've gotten from people is that I'm an amazing athlete, but the one problem is they don't know where to put me," Denton said. "It's not a bad thing, but it's a problem the schools have to figure out."
Indiana might not know exactly where Denton would fit best either, but that hasn't kept Bill Lynch's staff from being one of the first to offer a scholarship. While Denton has been busy with his travels, he's remained in contact with the IU staff through letters and says the Hoosiers remaining very high on his list.
"They're probably No. 1 on my list right now," Denton said of Bill Lynch's program. "I'm just waiting to see what other offers come in.
"What they have over the other schools is the education I'd get there with the business school. I know they have a really good business school, and that's the No. 1 priority for me."
Denton to Wait a While?
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