Camps are just as valuable to the recruits themselves and one who plans on hitting the camp circuit this summer is Shreveport (La.) Northwood product Jay Dudley.
Dudley, a 6-3, 220-pounder with 4.7 speed, had two very successful seasons the last two years and is garnering interest from several schools in the South. Over that two year span he was one of his district's most productive players with 222 tackles, six sacks and two interceptions.
One thing that makes Dudley an interesting prospect is the fact that he could add 30-40 pounds to his frame and be a good edge rusher at the next level or he could put on a little weight and play in the middle.
"He really could play either," said Northwood head coach Daniel Turnbow. "He is very strong and athletic and with his frame he could get up in the 250-260 pound range and keep his speed and quickness."
Turnbow said that he has been around some good players in the past but none have been as noteworthy as Dudley.
"He has an unbelievable nose for the football and tremendous athletic ability," said Turnbow. "He has a tremendous work ethic and is the best high school player I've seen. Some smaller schools love him and a few big schools like LSU want to get him in for a camp to get a closer look at him."
Dudley's Numbers: 325-Bench/450-Squat/300-Clean/31" Vertical/2.5 GPA/Will take ACT in April
PROFILE: Jay Dudley
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