Coaches Making Their Way To Lewisville Hebron

Cedric Dale is pleased with the way spring football practice is going at Lewisville Hebron High School in the Lone Star State. Dale is a 5-10, 175-pound speedster (4.45) who played running back primarily as a sophomore (81 carries for 626 yards with nine touchdowns) and then turned around and became a run stopping, heavy-hitting safety over the middle as a junior (116 tackles).

"I think it (spring football) is going really well," said Cedric Dale. "We look good and we are on top of our game the way we are praticing. I'm really excited about the upcoming season. We have a scrimmage tomorrow that will show more and then we have our spring game next Thursday."

Dale has two offers from Texas Tech and North Texas.

"They have both treated me really good throughout the recruiting process," Dale said of the Red Raiders and Eagles. "There are a lot of colored shirts (coaches wearing polo shirts) coming through every day.

"There was an orange one today and I couldn't get close enough to see if it was Oklahoma State. I'm hearing from a lot of schools like Ole Miss, Washington and Washington State have all been recruiting me more aggressively. Cal is really recruiting me and I talk to them at least once a week right now and Coach Ingram and I have really established a relationship," he said.

The question is where does Dale end up as he is likely to play some at both positions for Hebron this upcoming season. He could play at either position in college and has the athletic ability to play at the corner on defense as well.

One thing that Dale knows for sure, at least 90 percent sure, is when he will make his decision.

"I know you are supposed to be patient with the recruiting process and that it can be long, but I want to go into my senior season committed, so I am going to commit on my birthday on June 21st," Dale stated.

"Now if I'm not feeling it then I won't rush it just to do it, but I'm pretty sure I can get that done. I don't want to be halfway thinking about recruiting and halfway into my season and thinking about game plans this fall. I want to have a steady mindset about what I'm doing playing football for my school and with my teammates," he said.

Fans should like Dale's plan. He has one and it is one that fits him and how he wants to go through his senior season. Don't be surprise if he doesn't have more options to consider between now and his birthday.

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