The 5'10, 175-lber lined up primarily at running back, but also played wide receiver, a little quarterback and returned kicks. He finished the year with 760 rushing yards and nine touchdowns, 21 receptions for 315 yards and four touchdowns, and averaged over 40 yards a kick return.
"I was surprised by it because they're far away," Dileo admitted, "I think they got ahold of my highlight tape, then I started receiving mail from them. I got two letters and then the third one was an offer."
The Stanford offer was a little more expected.
"They came down and spoke with me at the school. Their receivers coach is a really nice guy. He made me a lot more interested in them than I was at first."
With Tulane being the only offer from the Louisiana area, Dileo has to wait until summer before he can really take visits to the schools who have offered. However, a trip to Ann Arbor is in his plans.
"My recruiter, Fred Jackson, is a real nice guy and he told me what I need to know. He has done his job and told me about my future at Michigan. They are recruiting me for special teams (return man) and slot receiver. I probably won't come to their camp, but I'll make an unofficial visit over the summer."
Recently, schools like Georgia Tech and SMU have began showing him interest, so Dileo is waiting to see which other options may present himself. And while he is capable of excelling at several positions, he says there is one spot most schools see him at.
"Wide Receiver. The majority of my interest is for offense. I play running back in high school because of our A-Formation offense, but most colleges are recruiting me as a wide receiver and kick returner."