Mark Wetterer Visits Bearcats

Mark Wetterer

Wednesday saw the Bearcats take the field for the second time this spring, but while all the action was on the field, Coach Dantonio saw one of the programs top targets make a visit and look around. Bearcat Insider spoke with Mark Wetterer about how his recruiting is going and his interest in Cincinnati.

While the Bearcats were busy working on the Nippert Stadium turf Wednesday afternoon, one of the many high school players Coach Mark Dantonio is working to earn a verbal commitment from showed up to watch practice.

Mark Wetterer saw a slow start to his recruiting this winter, but that's all changing as several programs have made offers to the 6'5 - 395 lb. offensive lineman. Bearcat Insider spoke with Mark about the recruiting process and what schools have shown the most interest.

BCI: Mark talk about the schools that have official offered you to this point?

Mark Wetterer: Cincinnati, West Virginia and Ohio has offered, with Minnesota telling my coach they are going to offer here soon.

BCI: What are you looking for in a school?

Mark Wetterer: Education along with how well the program has done in the past and how I like the coaches.

BCI: You spent the day here at Cincinnati, what has impressed you the most that you didn't expect?

Mark Wetterer: I really like how the coaches are working with the kids and how the players are working with each other. There's a lot of teamwork going on here.

BCI: Did you have a chance to look around today at the facilities?

Mark Wetterer: Yes, I went around the new facilities and there some of the best I've seen. I didn't know they were like this. It really impressed me.

BCI: When did you receive your Cincinnati offer?

Mark Wetterer: I received my offer when I came for a Junior Day during basketball season. The team played against Louisville.

BCI: Who made that offer?

Mark Wetterer: Coach Dantonio made the offer.

BCI: What's your impression of Coach Dantonio?

Mark Wetterer: I really like him. He's doing things right around here and that's what he told me. He said he's going to do things the right way and I think that's really good.

BCI: You play at a program that's enjoyed some great success over the years, what do you expect at Anderson this fall?

Mark Wetterer: I think we'll be really good. We have a lot of returning starters we should win a few games and I expect us to have a fun season.

BCI: When are you looking to make your choice of the college you'll sign with?

Mark Wetterer: I'm hoping to do it before the end of summer and the start of our season. That would be nice.

I would like to thank Mark for taking the time and talking about how his recruiting is going. Will Mark become a Bearcat? We won't find that out for a few months. But during our talk he seemed to be enjoying what he saw at UC and may give the Bearcats a hard look when all is said and done. Good Luck Mark!

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