Junior Could Follow Dad to Pitt

Interior linemen are always at a premium for most schools. Pure center prospects are even more coveted, because you just don't see many. Most centers were guards who transition to the center position. Miles Dieffenbach is one of the top center prospects in the class of 2010.

Pittsburgh (Pa.) Fox Chapel center Miles Dieffenbach expected an offer on September 1, but it still did not change his excitement level once he actually had it in hand.

"Pittsburgh sent an offer to my school the first day they could offer me," Dieffenbach said. "I was very excited. I kind of expected it since I have been around there so long. They are definitely at the top of my list right now, but I still want to look around a little bit and see what is out there."

One may expect that Miles Dieffenbach would be getting his share of pressure from his father George Dieffenbach who has been the Pitt tennis coach for 33 years.

"My dad is really good about the whole recruiting thing," Dieffenbach stated. "He just wants me to be happy. He has taken me to Pitt games since I was three years old. I even saw the last game in the old Pitt Stadium in 1996 against Notre Dame."

Pitt is not the only school recruiting Dieffenbach.

"Pitt, Virginia, Wisconsin and Notre Dame send me mail just about every day," Dieffenbach said when asked what schools were on him. "Colorado, Georgia and Boston College have also kept in close contact. I expect Purdue to be the next school to offer, they really seem to like me. All the schools wanted film of my first three games and I am sending that out now."

Dieffenbach has been to a few college games this season and he is planning on taking a few more trips before announcing a decision.

"One of my friends has a sister out in Colorado, so we're going out there when they play Oklahoma," Dieffenbach explained. "I may go up and visit Purdue. I have been to all of Pitt's home games.

"I really like the coaches at Pitt a lot," he continued. "Coach (Greg) Gattuso is a great guy. I really like the new offensive line coach Tony Wise. There is also that hometown effect where everyone knows who you are and I'd get to play in front of my friends and family. They play a good schedule and in a tough conference."

Fox Chapel has a (2-2) record this season under the guidance of former Pitt recruiting coordinator Bryan Deal. Dieffenbach feels like he is having a solid campaign so far.

"I'm playing well on offense," he said. "I have had a bunch of pancakes and I have not allowed a sack. I'm playing nose guard on defense and I'm doing better than I thought I would. I have a sack and a bunch of tackles for loss."

Fans shouldn't have to wait long to find out where this talented junior will play his college ball.

"I'll probably decide at the end of the college football season," Dieffenbach said. "I have been thinking about it a lot."

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