National Signing Day 2014: OG Michael Deiter enrolls early at Wisconsin

For National Signing Day, we are profiling each recruit that signs with Wisconsin, including offensive guard Michael Deiter from Genoa, Ohio. Stay tuned to B5Q all week for more coverage of Wisconsin's 2014 class.

Class
Position
Height
Weight
2014
OG
6'5
310 lbs
School
Composite Ranking
Genoa (OH) Genoa Area
No. 61 OG

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Michael Deiter was a three-day attendee at Wisconsin's camps in June, using that time to decide on his commitment after working with the Badgers' offensive linemen and coach T.J. Woods, as well as graduate assistant and former Wisconsin tackle Josh Oglesby. He's one of six linemen in UW's 2014 class, three of which are guards.

In an interview with ESPN's Big Ten blog on Wednesday, Wisconsin head coach Gary Andersen said Deiter, an early enrollee, could open spring camp as the starting center:

The offensive line depth concerned you last year. Does this class now allow you to sleep better at night?

GA: It does. The numbers are better. But they're not going to be better in spring ball. We're down both our centers in spring ball, so Michael Deiter will walk in here as a true freshman and line up as the starting center for Wisconsin, and that's a unique opportunity.

Rankings

Rivals: 5.5 (No. 68 OH)
Scout (No. 62 OG)
ESPN 78 (No. 42 OT; No. 70 regional; No. 27 WI)
247 79 (No. 89 OG; No. 85 OH)

Verbally committed on June 24, 2013

Deiter was first offered by the Badgers after the April 20 spring game, and chose Wisconsin over six other offers from Bowling Green, Georgia Tech, Illinois, Nebraska, Toledo and West Virginia.

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