September 11, 2011

Dillard Enjoying the Ride

2013 Canton (Mich.) offensive lineman Cameron Dillard is ready to be patient with the recruiting process. He's hearing from schools in the Big Ten, Pac-12, Big East, and SEC, but hasn't started arranging those schools into a favorites list.

That ride took him just down the road from Canton on Saturday, to attend the first-ever night game at Michigan Stadium. Though Michigan and their opponent, Notre Dame, haven't been up their their historical standards in the past few years, Dillard knows they have tradition on their side.

Dillard was able to enjoy the game, but more impressive to him was the atmosphere inside The Big House.

Dillard was invited by Michigan's coaching staff, as the 6-3, 280-pound junior is one of the state's top offensive line prospects in the 2013 recruiting class. He's likely to play guard at the next level, mostly thanks to his ability to pave the way for running backs.

With Dillard's improvement in the offseason, his recruiting attention is bound to pick up. Though he doesn't yet hold an offer from Michigan, that could change in the near future. Before Saturday's game, he was told that an offer might not be too far off.

Though a review of Dillard's game film could result in a Michigan offer, it doesn't mean that the Wolverines are the favorite to land the in-state prospect. In fact, he has several other visits planned for the season. Next up is Notre Dame, who he'll see face Michigan State this weekend. He also plans visits to Michigan State and West Virginia later in the fall.

Dillard has plenty of options on the table, and his wait-and-see approach to the recruiting process means it should be quite some time before he makes a final decision.

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