Decision looming for Dieter

When Kansas head coach Charlie Weis set out on the recruiting trail for the first time wearing Crimson and Blue, one of his first stops was to the home of Gehrig Dieter.

That should provide some insight as to how important the South Bend (IN) Washington star wide receiver is in the eyes of Weis - and with good reason. As a senior in 2011, Dieter was one of the most productive wide receivers in the country, hauling in 82 passes for 2,181 yards and 24 touchdowns.

A competitor in the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl taking place in Phoenix tomorrow, Dieter will announce his college decision live at the event, choosing between the Jayhawks and the Mustangs of SMU.

The big wide receiver visited both programs officially, and spoke about his experience with each from Semper Fi practices last week, with Scout.com national recruiting analyst Allen Trieu.

"The coaches are all super friendly," Dieter said, of SMU. "I got to talk to Coach (June) Jones and hung out with Coach (Jeff) Reinebold a lot. We kind of talked al title X's and O's. It was a good overall visit, I really liked the place."

"Lawrence is kind of like South Bend a little bit, city-wise," he added, of Kansas. "The facilities were really top-notch. They were the best I've ever seen. I've been to a lot of big schools, so it's definitely surprising to think Kansas would have really good football facilities. But it was definitely good to see."

Dieter is rated a three-star prospect in the Class of 2012 by Scout.com.


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