**UPDATE: Thieman added an FIU offer Thursday evening, bringing his total up to 17.**
Try cracking the rotation at wide receiver at St. Thomas Aquinas when ahead of you are studs like Class of 2015 three-star Jawuan Harris (Rutgers signee), 2015 four-star Devante Peete (Louisville signee), 2016 four-star Sam Bruce (UM oral commit) and 2017 five-star Trevon Grimes.
That's the obstacle that 2016 wide receiver Dominic Thieman was hit with to try to earn playing time and show what he's capable of. His junior season resulted in just one catch for 17 yards -- the only catch of his high school career.
But now with Harris and Peete headed to college, the 6-2 Thieman, a two-star prospect right now, is in the top-three mix at St. Thomas with the highly-recruited Bruce and Grimes.
"All I needed was an oppurtunity last year," says Thieman, who has been with Aquinas since his freshman year. "It didn't come, but this year I knew I'd get my chance and I capitalized on it."
He's been a spark plug for the Raiders offense in practices and scrimmages and college coaches have noticed. With offers from Cincinnati and UCF coming in on Thursday, Thieman upped his list to 16 total offers - a list that also includes the likes of Illinois, FAU, Army, Ohio, Miami (OH), Southern Miss and New Mexico.
"I bring a big frame, great hands and the ability to get in and out of cuts quick for a tall wide receiver," Thieman says of his skill set. "I'm hard-working and can pick things up fast, fearless when it comes to going across the middle and explosive off the line."
Thieman says he currently has no top with how quickly offers have been swarming -- all within the past couple of weeks -- but if everything goes as planned, he hopes to make a decision by the end of the summer.