Wideman's just getting started

Dexter Wideman is one of the top defensive linemen in the 2014 class and has has picked up some big offers. Find out who has offered, who he visited this fall, and more right here.

"South Carolina, Clemson, Michigan, and Florida have offered me so far," Dexter Wideman told Scout.

More will come for this 6-foot-4, 270 pound defensive lineman out of Saluda, S.C.

"I think either Alabama, LSU, or North Carolina State could be next. I am hearing from a lot of schools, but those three are showing me a lot of interest right now."

Wideman has not seen too many campuses yet, but he has spent a lot of time at Clemson and South Carolina. Both in-state schools have things that he likes.

"South Carolina has great coaches and I like the relationships the coaches have with the players there. I know if I go there, I have to work, and that is one thing I really like.

"Clemson is a beautiful place and I really like their coaching staff. The coaches there have great relationships with their players too, so like Carolina, I like that a lot."

Each staff is doing a great job recruiting Wideman, but the four-star is not only being recruited by coaches, but he is hearing about Tigers and Gamecocks from his family.

"I have family that likes Clemson and I have family that likes Carolina, so they go both ways," Wideman said with a chuckle. "Some push me to Clemson and some push me to Carolina, so it is all in fun really."

His family may be split, but they won't be the one making the decision in the end. So, who does Wideman like more out of Clemson and South Carolina?

"I really do not know yet. I am still trying to figure that out. I like both schools a lot right now, but I do not like one over the other. I am not really thinking about leaders yet this early."

The only schools Wideman has visited to date are the schools in his home state, so is he leaning towards staying close to home when he chooses his school?

"It doesn't really matter where the school is right now. I just want to go where I have a good relationship with the coaches, where I fit into the whole program, and just make sure I feel comfortable. If it is close, that is cool, but it is not a big deal to me right now."

Wideman had 64 tackles and seven sacks as a junior.

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