Standout DL Prospect Talks Recruiting

One of Mississippi's top players talks recruiting and gives his thoughts on his senior year.

Hernando, Miss.--One of the Magnolia State's top prospects is busy hitting the summer camp circuit and trying to get a clear idea of where his recruiting is heading as he readies for his senior season.

Big Andre Wadley is a physical player who packs a punch on the field and he says right now he's getting interest from several top programs, including the Auburn Tigers.

"Things are pretty much the same as they have been," Wadley tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "Alabama is talking to me some and so is Memphis, there's really a bunch of schools. I know it has been Memphis and Mississippi State and Ole Miss and Auburn and a couple of other schools. LSU came to the school and so did Tennessee."

While many have shown interest, Wadley says at the moment he's holding steady with three offers and says one school in particular has his attention.

"Right now my offers are State, Ole Miss and Auburn," Wadley says. "I really like Auburn. They are a winning team. I really like the way they do things. They are a winning team and there's not too many winning teams in Mississippi, there's none right now."

Wadley plays linebacker in high school, but projects as a defensive lineman in college.

Wadley recently returned from a trip to Tuscaloosa for a summer camp at Alabama. While he didn't receive an offer, he says he enjoyed getting to see what the Crimson Tide has to offer.

"It went pretty good," Wadley says. "Everything went nice and smooth. I made it through without getting hurt or messed up. That's good."

At 6-3, 260 with good speed and strength, Wadley is one of the most interesting defensive line prospects in the South this year. Soon to be a three-year starter for Hernando, Wadley had made over 200 tackles and 15 sacks in the last two seasons from his middle linebacker spot.

Because of his production, Wadley says it won't be a big adjustment for him to become the defensive leader as a senior. A natural at taking over the team in times of crisis, Wadley says he'll be ready because he had already taken on that role from the beginning of his sophomore year.

"To be honest with you, since I was in the 10th grade people have looked up to me because we didn't really have so many good players on the team," Wadley says. "Not to brag, but people have always looked up to me. I'm just kind of used to it."

In addition to his exploits on the football field, Wadley also excels in weightlifting as he is one of the top performers in Mississippi for his size. With a 500-pound squat, 500-pound dead lift and 365-pound bench press, he could be a player to help right away on the next level but says he's in no hurry to make his decision.

"I'm just letting it go by," Wadley says. "I'm just thinking about my season first and trying to go out with a bang in my high school years. That's what I'm focusing on right now."

Wadley says he's hopeful that he'll be able to make Auburn's final summer camp of the year on July 14 as well as a camp at LSU, but that's the extent of his summer travel plans.


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