Ohio tight end picks up first offer

After watching others earn scholarship offers, Dan Schneider waited for his first offer to come. The wait ended on Tuesday as a BCS program issued him his first scholarship offer.

It may have taken longer than he'd hope for, but Avon Lake (Ohio) tight end Dan Schneider is feeling a little relief today.

Schneider is a 6-foot-4, 230-pound tight end who has seen several programs from across the county make contact, but none had issued a scholarship offer. That changed on Tuesday as Schneider received his first offer from Louisville.

"I've been in contact with Coach (Brent) Myers and spoke with him last week. He said he'd watched my film and really liked what he saw and that he would be presenting it to the rest of the staff. This week they spoke with my high school coach and sent me an email to call them on Monday and when we spoke they told me to call them back today. When I called the told me I had an offer from them."

While Dan has had a chance to visit a couple of programs for Junior Days he's yet to step foot on the Louisville campus. But that will soon change.

"I've not had a chance to visit there yet but look forward to going down at some point this spring for a visit and maybe watch a spring practice."

Besides Louisville the talented tight end has visited Cincinnati this past weekend as well as Michigan State, Toledo and Buffalo. What did Dan see on these visits?

"Cincinnati was ok, but I think I might have wasted my time there. The coaches were up front with me that they planned on only taking one tight end in the class and when I was there I spoke with Alex Smith and he told me he was getting ready to commit that day. That is something that happens and I thank the Cincinnati staff for having interest in me."

"I went up to Michigan State for a Junior Day in January and really liked the facilities and the coaching staff. Everything was top of the line and I look forward to any chance I may have there."

"I went to Buffalo and things were great. They really give players a personal touch when they visit, but much like Cincinnati they are only looking at maybe one tight end after signing three in the last class."

"I was really blown away from what I saw at Bowling Green. The facilities are great and really surprised me with everything they had to offer."

"Toledo I went to on Presidents Day and was able to watch them do a winter workout while I was there. I'll be going back there this weekend for their Junior Day and look forward to the chance to see more of what they have to offer."

With too many programs to name showing interest, Dan Schneider is looking forward to learning about as many programs as possible in the coming weeks. He knows patience is a virtue and has paid off with his first scholarship offer coming from a BCS program.

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