DT Dexter Wideman Profile
Saluda High School head coach Doug Painter can't help but marvel at Wideman's potential.
"Dexter has always been the big-man on campus. He's always had the physique and been fast for his size -- all those kind of things," Painter told CUTigers at Saluda earlier this month.
Painter added, "He's always been able to just man-handle people."
Clemson, South Carolina, LSU, Alabama, Michigan and North Carolina are among the schools that stopped by the school this spring during the evaluation period.
Wideman made a few stops of his own during the spring.
"I went to Clemson four times. I went for their Junior Day, the spring game and for one of their spring practices," he said.
This summer, Wideman hopes to hit several camps, but he's still working on a list of schools he wants to hit.
So far, three schools have offered -- Clemson, South Carolina and Michigan.
The Wolverines offered in May.
"It was a big shock," Wideman said.
The 6-foot-4, 275-pound rising junior has no favorites. For now, he's "wide-open."
Two factors will be considered as Wideman moves further along with the process.
"I want to make sure that I have a good relationship with my coaches. I just want it to feel like home," he said.
As a sophomore, Wideman had 61 tackles, 14.5 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks.
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