Fla. OT Taking Visits

With his sights set on an end-of-summer verbal commitment, Dan Koenig is amid a slew of unofficial visits.

Koenig, a 6-foot-6, 255-pound offensive tackle from Cape Coral (Fla.), has already visited Central Florida, Miami, North Carolina, Oklahoma State, South Florida, Southern Miss, Tennessee, and Wake Forest. In July, he plans to visit Clemson, Mississippi, Missouri, and Nebraska.

One of Koenig's most recent trips was to UNC.

"We were taking a trip to go to see Tennessee and Wake Forest," Koenig said. "And my coach said North Carolina is going to offer you and we knew that it was pretty close to Wake Forest. So we stopped in and looked around."

During his UNC visit, Koenig toured the campus including all the football facilities, talked to business director, and spent time with the coaching staff.

"It was very nice," Koening said. "The courtyard was very nice.

"All the coaches were nice. I hung out the most with Coach [Troy] Douglas and Coach [Sam] Pittman."

However, UNC didn't offer during his campus visit.

"They said they really liked me, they just needed to really evaluate me," Koenig said. "They've seen a couple [of my highlight] clips on Scout.com."

After watching Cape Coral's spring game a few weeks later, UNC extended Koenig a scholarship offer.

Koenig is now up to 25 scholarship offers, including grants from Clemson, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma State, and Tennessee.

The UNC coaching staff has remained in contact with Koenig. His most recent communication was with assistant coach Art Kaufman, a week ago.

"[He was] just seeing when I want to come up there again and just getting to know me," Koenig said.

Several schools have began to stick out for Koenig, mostly through his visit experiences.

"I'm still open right now, but I have some favorites (not in order) – Tennessee, Oklahoma State, Missouri, Nebraska, Clemson, Ole Miss, and Auburn," Koenig said.

"I like the Big 12 – I think they have bigger athletes. I like Tennessee, because of their coaches' NFL experience. Clemson, I don't really known much about them; the same thing with Ole Miss and Auburn."

Come decision time, Koenig will way two factors the heaviest – campus and coaching staff.

"I have to like the campus," Koenig said. "I like campuses that are close together, so I don't really have to drive across campus to go somewhere.

"The coaches, I've got to like the coaches and their offensive schemes."

Koenig will be a three-year starter at left tackle for Cape Coral this fall.

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