DiLillo One of Ohio's Best

The Ohio class of 2008 might end up being known for the amount of quality tight ends. Madison's Nic DiLillo is right there with the best of them. DiLillo has four scholarship offers to his credit and is hearing from many of the top programs in the Mid-West. Bill Greene caught up with DiLillo to get the latest.

Madison, Ohio junior Nic DiLillo has put himself on the radar of college recruiters with an excellent year in 2006. DiLillo, caught 46 passes for 580 yards and scored 4 touchdowns.

"I have offers from Akron, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh and Syracuse right now," DiLillo said. "I've been hearing from Boston College, Purdue, Northwestern and Ohio State. Michigan State, Clemson and Illinois all said they would offer if I came to camp."

DiLillo visited Ohio State on March 10TH as part if the Buckeye pro day festivities. He remains high on Ohio State and was told the feeling is mutual.

"I had a blast at Ohio State," he said of the visit. "Everything about the program is great. We couldn't watch the NFL testing but we did get to see the Ohio State team go through conditioning drills and that was great. I talked with James Laurinaitis and saw how focused they were on their workouts.'

"I shook hands with Jim Tressel," DiLillo noted. "I also met John Peterson. He told me they're still interested which was nice to hear. Coach Peterson said they'd be checking out my film. Tim Beckman was recruiting me before he left for Oklahoma State. Now Taver Johnson'll recruit me. Ohio State probably text messages me a couple times per week."

DiLillo declined to name a favorite school at this time. He has plans to attend a few camps and then make a decision regarding his college choice.

"I really don't have a favorite," he explained. "They're all in the running at this point. I've been to junior days at Ohio State and Michigan. I'll probably be going to see Syracuse, Maryland, Pitt and Clemson. I'll be at the Scout.com camp in Pittsburgh. After all that I'll see where I'm at and I might be ready to make my decision. I'd like to know by the end of summer. That way I can just concentrate on football and our season from that point on."

You might think being a tight end in a class that includes Kyle Rudolph and Brandon Moore might cause DiLillo to get overlooked. The scholarship offers he's received and the amount of calls he's fielding prove otherwise. Nic DiLillo will be a player we will track very closely at Scout.com in 2007. The 6'5" 225 pound star is poised for a big senior season.

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