Monheim On Wildcats' Radar

Monheim On Wildcats' Radar

After a recent Big Ten tour over his spring break, Orrville (OH) HS product Mason Monheim is busy talking to coaches and is eager to pick up more offers.

The junior linebacker has offers from "almost every MAC school" and Illinois. However, he hopes to receive offers from bigger school in the near future.

"I know Pitt is coming in tomorrow from the second time," he said. "The main thing is a bunch of big schools, like Big Ten, they love my tape, but they want to see me at camp and see me move and stuff."

Among the schools Monheim is interested in is Northwestern.

"Yeah, I took a visit there over spring break," he said. "They stopped by school earlier in the month and they kind of said the same thing they did when I was there; they want to see me at camp and see me move.:

Monheim already knew about NU's top-notch academic reputation and was interested in learning more.

"It was good," he said. "I mean I'm big on academics, so it's right up there with the top academics schools in the country, so that's going to be a big factor in my decision. I'd never seen it before so I wanted to see it."

"It's cool. It's right up on the lake, just right outside of Chicago. I was just looking forward to seeing it and I was really impressed. I got the feeling that it was definitely, compared to all my other visits, it's a lot bigger on academics for everybody," he added.

Along with Northwestern, Monheim visited Illinois, Boston College, Michigan, Ohio State, and Michigan State. He visited Nebraska in the fall. He said that Michigan State was his favorite visit.

"If I had to pick one, that would probably be the one," he said. "It was also the most recent visit. I really felt comfortable there. I had a lot of interactions with the coaches there."

Monheim hasn't picked a definite favorite yet. However, he is giving an edge to the schools he has offers from.

"Those are the schools that have the most confidence in me and my abilities," he said. "Illinois was my first offer.

"Of the schools that haven't offered, Michigan State I liked it a lot," he added. "They're right up at the top, too [along with Illinois]. I like Boston College. I liked all the schools I visited, but I cant say that's where I'm going because they haven't given me scholarship."

Monheim still doesn't know when he will announce his college choice. In the end, it will come down to his comfort level.

"I really don't [have a timeframe]," he said. I don't want to drag it out super long, but if the right school happens to be there, I'm going to make [the decision] as soon as I want to."

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