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Football recruiting: Mount Carmel snapper Steven Wirtel picking up interest, offers

Football recruiting: Mount Carmel snapper Steven Wirtel picking up interest, offers

Two Big Ten schools have offered him. One Big 12 team has as well. Five days after an unofficial visit, an SEC school offered Mount Carmel incoming senior Steven Wirtel. One of the Class of 2016's last remaining premier unsigned recruits from the Chicago area, Wirtel has an impressive offer list — Illinois, Wisconsin, Kansas and Georgia. Wirtel, though, doesn't play a position known for producing top prospects. Instead, Wirtel is considered one of the best long snappers in the country. The 6-foot-4, 210-pound Wirtel has been timed between 0.67 to 0.70 seconds on his snaps, below the time of 0.75 or faster desired by college coaches, Wirtel said. "I've...

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