November 25, 2008

OL Dieffenbach close to new offers?

Pittsburgh (Pa.) Fox Chapel Area offensive tackle Miles Dieffenbach picked up an offer from Pitt picked very early in the fall and the Panthers occupy a high position on his early leader board.

That said, Dieffenbach knows more offers will come in, so he isn't in a hurry to get things over with. The 6-foot-5, 271-pound tackle is taking his time with the recruiting process, though he is giving it plenty of attention.

He just wrapped up a solid junior campaign that saw him help his high school reach a level of play that they hadn't achieved in several seasons.

"We did pretty well. Honestly, our team hadn't been very good since about 2000," he said. "This year we got to the playoffs, which is a pretty big feat. In our conference we have Central Catholic, Woodland Hills and Penn Hills, so it's a tough league.

"We drew North Hills in the first round but we lost to them. They had some big plays. It was a good season, though. We competed with every team we played."

With an offer from Pitt already in his pocket, Dieffenbach doesn't have to carry the anxiety that some other prospects might have. Could he be close to adding other scholarships?

"I think I might get offered by Purdue or Penn State before long. I've been up to Michigan State and I sent my film out to Alabama. They asked for that about a week ago, so we'll see what happens with them.

"I've taken an unofficial visit up to Michigan State and two up to Penn State. I've taken numerous visits to Pitt just because the games are right here. This summer I took a trip to Madison for a Wisconsin practice because I have family in Milwaukee."

While it's still early, Dieffenbach already has a few schools he's keeping an eye on.

"If I had to choose favorites it would probably be Pitt, Boston College, Michigan State, Penn State, Wisconsin, Alabama and probably Michigan. That could change but those are the schools I like right now.

"I'm going to be at the Ultimate 100 later on, and one of my main goals is to be in the Army All-American Bowl."

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