Big Ten Offers Coming For Laster?

Big Ten Offers Coming For Laster?

Senior athlete De'Niro Laster is one of the more versatile prospects in Ohio for the class of 2013, and he has seen recruiting interest increase over the past month. Where do things stand with his recruitment?

Cleveland Heights senior two-way athlete De'Niro Laster has seen a dramatic increase in recruiting attention recently, and he could be on the verge of several new offers.

Laster, 6-foot-2, 220-pounds, is versatile enough to project at a number of positions, including wide receiver, tight end or linebacker. He currently holds double-digit offers, and has visited Ohio State and Penn State the past two weekends. Several other programs are in the picture for Laster's services.

Ohio State: "I was there Saturday for the Michigan game and it was unbelievable. I was able to speak to Coach (Stan) Drayton after the game to discuss where I stand with Ohio State. He is coming to my school on Monday, and we are going to sit down with my head coach and fully evaluate my film together. They want to see me playing linebacker, and I've only played there this year a lot. They are recruiting me as a linebacker. Coach Drayton is asking me to be patient, and let the process work out. I did speak to Coach Meyer briefly yesterday, and he just shook my hand and told me he was glad I could be there."

Penn State: "I was there two weeks ago and loved it. They like my size and they are recruiting me for the position where number-six plays, Gerald Hodges, and they told me to watch him. He's a great football player, and he can cover and play in the box. They see me as a player that can play physical and play in space. They want me to raise my test score by one point, and I'm taking it again December 8th. They said they have to be extra careful about academics before offering, and they told me what I need to do to get offered. We need to talk this week about setting up an official visit, and I definitely want to take one there."

Illinois: "I like them a lot, and they will be coming to my school on Tuesday to talk. They said they need a player of my talents, and there could be an opportunity to play early. We are supposed to talk Tuesday about setting up the official visit, and I will take one there also. They have not offered yet, but said it could come this Tuesday."

Minnesota: "I have that offer and they are coming to see me and my parents this week at my school. I like Minnesota a lot, and I will be taking my official visit there next weekend. I'm excited to go up there and see the campus and everything they have to offer."

FoxSportsNext will continue to track Laster, and will report any new offers and/or visits.

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