Jared Wangler Recruitment is Heating up

Warren De La Salle (Mich.) LB Jared Wangler is gathering interest from Big Ten and MAC schools and talks his recruitment.***Video Interview Included***

Warren De La Salle (Mich.) junior linebacker Jared Wangler is receiving interest from Michigan State, Ohio State, Ball State, Miami (Ohio) and Toledo to name a few.

But the Spartans and Buckeyes are two of the schools that are standing out front, Wangler said.

"I like all those schools a lot," Wangler said. "Michigan State, Ohio State they are both great schools. Michigan State, they want me to come up on a visit and check it out. They said their coach really liked my film. So will just kind of see where it goes from there."

OSU has been showing Wangler interest since last summer and he's planning a visit to campus this month.

"They want me to come down on the (Feb.) 24," Wangler said. "And coach (Kerry) Coombs is a great guy, a great recruiter. When they first saw me in the summer they like me more as a strong safety. After they saw my tape and after I picked up weight too. I'm like (6-foot-2,)210-pounds, now. They like me more as a outside linebacker."

Wangler's father, John Wangler, played quarterback for Michigan from 1977-80. Although, Wangler admits he rooted for the Wolverines as kid, he has some family roots with Ohio State, too.

"People don't know that my mom was a cheerleader at Ohio State back in the day," he said. "I kind of like the Buckeyes a little bit. I really can't tell my dad that much. Obviously, I like Michigan. I grew up a Michigan fan. I have been going to games since I was a little kid. I also like Ohio State, too."

Being a Michigan fan growing up, Wangler said a possible Michigan offer would go a long way in his recruitment.

"Obviously, that would be a huge thing to me," Wangler said on a offer. "But I would want to look at my decisions and look at my options. Obviously, Michigan is a great school not just football but academics. That's a big thing my dad has been on me and my brother about is school and getting a good degree. Obviously, Michigan would be great, but I don't know will see, I would like to weigh out my options."

However, Wangler said he hasn't had much opportunity to talk to the staff since the start of his junior season.

"In the summer I had a good contact with coach (Curt) Mallory," he said. "But since the season (started) I haven't had chance to talk to them that much. They haven't invited me up to their junior day. So, I'm not sure."

In the meantime, Wangler says he's focusing on having a big senior campaign.

"I'm just getting ready for senior year," he said. "And go out with no regrets. I just want a great senior year."

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