West Talks New Offers

Continuing to haul in BCS offers, Lima (OH) Central Catholic four-star safety Darius West talks about his two newest offers from North Carolina State and Wisconsin.

Like many other high schoolers going through the recruiting process for the first time, Lima (OH) Central Catholic safety Darius West is finding out that curveballs come on a daily basis.

"Every time I try to name some favorites," he said, "more offers come in."

A four-star safety ranked No.18 in the country by Fox Sports Next, West feels he is altering his top list of teams on a daily basis, and feels he might have to do it again after North Carolina State became the 20th team to offer him a scholarship Wednesday.

"I honestly don't know too much about North Carolina State," said West. "They had been talking to me over Twitter and told me today that they were offering me a scholarship."

Finishing 7-6 last season but making a bowl game for the third straight season, the Wolfpack is West's fourth ACC offer.

"That's a good conference," said West. "I look at the ACC as basically the SEC. It's good to have an opportunity to play in that conference."

For those keeping score, West has four offers from the SEC and six from the Big Ten, the latest of which came from Wisconsin on Tuesday. Recruited heavily by the Badgers old staff but never offered, the Badgers and tight end coach Jeff Genyk jumped back into the race and are rebuilding a relationship with West.

"I was real close with the old staff and Zach Azzanni, who went to Tennessee, but Wisconsin is a great program," said West. "They've played in the last three Rose Bowls, won the last three Big Ten championships and that explains it a lot by itself. Just watching them on TV, the fan base there is ridiculous. Combine that with the academics, (Wisconsin) is up there. That's definitely a big offer."

West said Michigan State will likely offer him after he visits its campus and meets with head coach Mark Dantonio and that Arkansas and former head coach Bret Bielema want him to visit the program in Fayetteville.

"I started just talking to Arkansas a couple days ago and they want me to come for a visit, but it's pretty far," said West. "If I get a chance to go there I'll probably go there. I also want to get to Wisconsin as soon as possible."

Originally hoping to make his decision before the season, West is no longer putting himself on a timetable.

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