OSU, U-M high on Dameon Willis' list

Life is good for Dameon Willis Jr. (Cleveland, Ohio/St. Ignatius) right now. The 6-foot, 208-pound safety is back after leading the Wildcats to a Division I state title.

He’s got schools like Ohio State, Michigan, Michigan State and Notre Dame looking at him, and the junior is hoping to add more.

“I’m definitely ready, more so for the season,” Willis said. “I’m ready to go onto the field with my teammates and get it done. It’s a very important year, academically and football-wise. You have to give it your all out here.”

Willis is keeping his options open and said he would love to play anywhere in the Big Ten. But when asked about two schools in particular, Willis glowed.

Here’s what he had to say about Ohio State and Michigan:

Ohio State: “Their interest was breathtaking. Everyone wants to play for The Ohio State University. I have to keep working hard and take the breath away from some other coaches. I have family close to Ohio State. My grandmother lives two miles away.”

Michigan: “It was pretty cool to talk to Brady Hoke. He’s pretty laid back and a great guy to talk to, I really enjoyed it. There’s just something about that blue. It’s very exciting. I would love to play in the Big House.”