Oklahoma TE set to camp at Louisville

Due to the success of the Cardinals season a year ago, the U of L coaching staff is searching for the best prospects nationally and Oklahoma City tight end Bradley Dedeaux may be among them.

With Louisville football now on an entire new level of recruiting - due to the strength of the 2004 season - the Cardinal coaches are reaching out to places usually not visited by members of the U of L staff.

Bradley Dedeaux of Midwest City High School in Oklahoma City is one of many prospects nationally that are expressing a strong interest in becoming a Cardinal and the 6-foot-3, 235-pound tight end is set to get a closer look at the U of L program.

"I'm coming to Louisville's camp for sure," said Dedeaux, who has scholarship offers from Oklahoma State and SMU. "I talked to Coach Summers a couple weeks ago and told him that I would be coming."

Dedeaux credited Bobby Petrino's offense as the reason why he has such a high interest Louisville.

"Their offense is great," he explained. "I like how they use the tight ends there. It's almost like a tight ends dream."

While Dedeaux is a serious threat in the passing game, as exampled by his 23 receptions for 410-yards and 5 touchdowns in 2004, he could also line up as a defensive end on the college level. As a junior at Midwest City High School, Dedeaux recorded 79 tackles, including 11 for a loss and five sacks.

He recently participated in the Dallas Nike Combine, where he posted the best numbers of any tight end at the camp.

"I was the best tight end there," Dedeaux told Inside the Ville on Thursday. "I was the fastest guy at my position. I ran a 4.7 in the 40-yard and had a 4.38 in the 20-yard shuttle."

That speed, coupled with his size, has college coaches starting to line up to get a glimpse of the senior-to-be. In addition to his two offers and the interest from Louisville, Dedeaux is drawing heavy interest from programs such as Arkansas, LSU, Oklahoma and Penn State.

"This is a great experience and it's all so new to me," Dedeaux said of the attention. "I can't complain about any of it."


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