Schools looking for a big tight end have found their way to Allen Park High's 6'5, 230-pound Jacob Barann.
"So far I have two offers," he reported. "One from Central Michigan and one from Illinois State."
The Chippewas offered back in February and it was a special day for the class of 2014 recruit.
"It was a good feeling to know that my hard work paid off. It's been a dream of mine to play college football and it got more intense from there, but it was still a little relief to know that it had paid off in some way."
The offer came after Barann made the trip to Mount Pleasant for junior day and that visit allowed him to meet the staff and see the school.
"They have a great coaching staff up there. I know a lot of the coaches and they have great facilities too. They're all friendly up there. It's a lot more intense than high school, to be honest, but that's to be expected coming into the next level. I'm still trying to keep my options open to see what all the options that I have playing in college."
Those other options include many prestigious academic institutions, a testament to Barann's work in the classroom.
"I've heard from numerous Ivy League schools, a couple Big Ten schools and then some more MAC schools. From the Ivy League, I've been talking to Harvard, Penn, Yale and Princeton's been sending some mail too. Big Ten, I've had coaches from Michigan State in, Northwestern and then MAC schools, Eastern Michigan stopped by on Monday, Bowling Green, Western Michigan and Toledo."
Right now, a camp schedule is not fully set yet, but there is one Barann hopes to make it to and impress at.
"We have a tentative plan to maybe go to Northwestern's camp on the 13th of June. Other than that, we're playing it by ear as far as camps go because I have a hectic summer schedule."