Colerain Lineman has Offer From Herd

Doc Holliday and his staff have been working to find the best talent out there in order to make the Thundering Herd contenders again. The incoming class should be small in numbers, due to only nine or ten seniors departing the Herd this season. One position in which Holliday is always in search of is offensive lineman.

Holliday has stated many times that he likes offensive lineman who are tough, hard nosed football players with a mean streak in them on the field. This can be seen in the attributes of a few of the current starters who are Holliday recruits, most notably, Josh Lovell, Garrett Scott, Gage Niemeyer, and Chris Jasperse. All four players are set to start across the Herd's line this fall.

It is no surprise that Holliday has offered a tough nosed offensive lineman from Colerain High School in Cincinnati, Ohio. Standing at 6'4", 295 pounds, offensive lineman Dylan Wiesman is just that type of player. The Marshall staff offered Wiesman a scholarship to play for the Herd over the winter. Wiesman's lead recruiter is Coach Tony Peterson.

Currently Wiesman has eight offers. Three of those offers are from the University of Cincinnati, Duke, and Marshall. His size and ability are the reasons why he is being recruited as an offensive tackle.

Wiesman is not sure at this time if he will take a visit to Marshall, but he has not ruled it out. He said, "I haven't really gotten that far yet, I'm planning on waiting to see what happens through the evaluation period, before narrowing down the field and hopefully deciding on where he will visit prior to summer practice begins."

Marshall is a school that he would consider. He is still researching things that Marshall has to offer as far as a school, but he does know that they offer the course in which he wishes to study.

Wiesman does not have a current top five, or top three. He made it clear that he wants to research each school, go through the evaluation period, then decide on what do to from that point in regards to visits, etc. He is a BCS talent, but will not rule anything out. He said, "well, I hav wanted to go to the Big 10 or the Big East for the longest time, but I'm not going to rule anyone out yet. If they have the major I would like to study, I am not going to push them aside."

Two quotes from Wiesman stood out as it showed both how he is on the field and off the field.

I asked him what it was like to get that first offer. Wiesman replied with, "It didn't really hit me until the night of the day that I got offered. When I got my offer I was kind of speechless, but later that night I felt a sense of pride because of all the work I had done was starting to pay off. Also the fact that I kne my parents would not have to worry about helping me through college made me feel accomplished. Finding out that I could play at the next level was probably one of the greatest feelings I have ever had.

The final comment from Wiesman jumped right out at me based on what Holliday is usually looking at in regards to his lineman. He said, "I feel my strong points are that I am fairly strong, smart, and explosive. I have a meanstreak while I play. I will do my best to help lead or help one of my teammates."

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