Ohio D-Line Recruit Transfers, Looks Ahead

The rising D-line recruit got a chance to work with defensive line coach Ted Gill and found some encouragement. Even before the camp, Dick had a good impression of Michigan State. He visited during spring practices and toured the campus. He singled out the football infrastructure as a highlight.

Dave Dick traveled the summer camp circuit, and one of the stops he made was in East Lansing to visit Michigan State.

The rising D-line recruit got a chance to work with defensive line coach Ted Gill and found some encouragement. So how did the camp go?

"Great. I got a lot of feedback from (coach Gill) and he said he liked how I performed and everything. It went very well."

Even before the camp, Dick had a good impression of Michigan State. He visited during spring practices and toured the campus. He singled out the football infrastructure as a highlight.

"I really liked the facilities there and everything," he said.

But so far, despite good size and quickness—6-foot-4, 280-pounds, 4.9 in the 40-yard dash—offers have been slow to materialize. And Dick says that's because he's transferred to Wayne High School in Huber Heights, Ohio.

"They're waiting for me to play my first game, I guess, because I switched from D3 to D1," said Dick. The move to the larger school will have him playing against stiffer competition, and as soon as he puts together some game tape, he'll be mailing it to interested schools like Michigan State.

Through the summer, Dick worked as hard as he could to gain the favor of every school interested. So what teams are recruiting him the hardest?

"I would say Maryland, Michigan State, Miami (OH), Ball State and Cincinnati are probably the top ones right now," Dick said.

But for now, his focus is on his new team at Wayne High School. Together with teammate Jerel Worthy, a 2-star defensive line recruit in his own right, the team will work to send their seniors out in style. Dick says the team expects to compete for a championship, but doesn't want to jinx the opportunity with overconfidence—he knows the team will have to show up every week to attain their goals.

Official two-a-days begin next week. The first game, and the first chance Dick will have to compile some highlight film at his new school, is scheduled for Aug. 24.


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