Wideman's open to all

Scout expects Dexter Wideman to be one of the top 2014 defensive linemen in the South in 2014 and three schools have already offered him. Get the latest on this Palmetto State prospect here.

"Clemson, South Carolina, and Michigan have offered me. Clemson was first to offer me and then South Carolina offered me right after that. It happened in the same week, then Michigan offered me a week ago," Dexter Wideman told Scout.

Wideman has visited both in-state schools.

"At Clemson, I really like their coaches. They stand out to me more than anything else when I am there. I talk to Coach Harbison the most and I like him a lot. I have been there three or four times and they threat me like family.

"I have only visited Carolina one time and when I went up there, I loved everything. I liked their facilities, their campus, and I am ready to communicate with their coaches more to get to know them better."

The 6-foot-4, 279 pound defensive tackle in the 2014 class does not know much about the Wolverines yet.

Other than the three schools that have offered Wideman, schools like Alabama, LSU, North Carolina, Stanford, Tennessee, and Virginia Tech are showing interest.

All those schools have a shot right now for the Saluda, S.C. star.

"I do not have any favorites right now at all," Wideman said. "South Carolina was the school I grew up a fan of, but it is different now. I was able to go to games there as a kid with a friend of mine, so I saw them more than anyone else. Now though, I am totally open."

Wideman is likely to be one of the top 2014 prospects in the state of South Carolina and his quickness off the ball is one thing that stands out to Scout.

Saluda's Head Coach Doug Painter had this to say about one of his top players:

"Dexter has a lot of quickness and a lot of burst off the ball. He can down the line of scrimmage and make a play and he is a play-maker. He has to learn how to play lower and he has a lot to work on, but he has the ability to be an explosive defensive lineman," said Coach Painter.

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