Wiesman 'can't wait'

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Originally committed to Butch Jones at Cincinnati, but in love with what Knoxville, Tenn., had to offer, when the two joined together it was a perfect match for the Colerain (Ohio) High School senior and three-star offensive lineman Dylan Wiesman.

The 6-foot-4, 295-pounder got his first taste of a rocking Neyland Stadium during last Saturday's Dish Network Orange & White game and it was everything he dreamed it would be.

"It was my first time in a game atmosphere really and I was blown away," Wiesman told InsideTennessee.com exclusively. "The bottom bowl was full and it was still huge. It was like nothing I have ever seen. I was just blown away. Everyone was so into it. I really just can't wait to get here."

Wiesman, who has grown close with fellow offensive line signees Brett Kendrick and Austin Sanders, said it is as if the 2013 class has known each other for years, not months.

"It is awesome," he said of the bond. "It is like we have known each other for the longest time. We were all just sitting together and joking around. We just can't wait to get down here. Just one more month and we will all be here."

The No. 73 offensive guard in the 2013 class according to FOX Sports NEXT may have signed his National Letter of Intent on Feb. 6, 2013, but the Vols electric start to the 2014 class isn't lost on the Cincinnati, Ohio, native.

"It is good to know," he said. "I knew coach Jones was going to turn things around here and now we are getting the players to do it. I am one of those kids that doesn't believe in the star thing. If you just come here and put your time in I feel like we are going to be one of the top teams in the country soon."

And not only does the Vols future have Wiesman smiling, but their past impressed as well as dozens of former Vols came out in support of Jones and the new regime on Rocky Top.

"You can see guys like Eric Berry and some of the other guys really care about Tennessee," he said. "They want to see Tennessee and us do well. It is exactly like a family. Once you are a Vol, you are a Vol for Life and it just shows that on a bigger scale."

Wiesman and the rest of the 2013 class will officially arrive for the start of the summer semester on May 28.

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