UW 'A Dream' for Deiter

Calling Wisconsin one of his 'dream schools,' Genoa (OH) lineman Michael Deiter recaps his visit to the Badgers for the school's spring game.

At 6-5 and 300 pounds, Michael Deiter looks to fit the bill of what makes a successful, and traditional, Wisconsin offensive lineman. Maybe that's why Deiter has always viewed the Badgers in such high regard.

The Genoa (OH) lineman has been a fan of Wisconsin since he started high school football, and got the opportunity to see the Badgers play in their spring game over the weekend. He couldn't have asked for anything better.

"It was great," Deiter told Badger Nation. "I have been a Badgers fan for awhile and Wisconsin is one of my dream schools."

Like many of the recruits in attendance, Deiter got the tour of the facilities, the renovations and a front-row seat for the game. As important as getting a feel for the campus was, Deiter said his conversation with offensive line coach T.J. Woods, recruiting contact Jeff Genyk and head coach Gary Andersen was the high point of the visit.

"They said they want me and stuff like that," said Deiter. "I really like them and I see them doing big things at Wisconsin."

Deiter is unique in the fact that he's keeping his recruitment – and his offers – close to the vest until he goes through the visit process. An all-state defensive tackle, Deiter says most schools are recruiting him on the offensive side of the ball.

Saying that BCS coaches from Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Miami, Michigan, Missouri, Tennessee and West Virginia have contacted his high school coach during the spring evaluation period, Deiter plans to camp at Wisconsin – and other places – before making a decision.

"Everything was great because Wisconsin has always been the dream school for me," said Deiter. "(A UW offer) would mean a lot, but I don't know if I would commit right away. They would definitely be my number one school. Coach Andersen said he didn't want to pressure me, so I have some time."


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