Medford Talks Recruiting

Dyer County running back Thaddaeus Medford has all of the makings of a Division 1 back. He's a lightning-fast, elusive runner who seems to have a knack for finding even the smallest of holes. That combination of skills helped him put together an impressive Junior campaign, which has several schools already vying for his signature. Medford recently sat down with BRZ to catch us up.

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"Right now I'm hearing from Ole Miss, Duke, Wake Forest and Middle Tennessee," says Medford. "I don't have any offers yet, but I've been getting a lot of phone calls."

The lack of offers is certainly not indicative in a lack of interest, as multiple schools have already stopped by Dyer County to have a sit down with the 5-11, 182 lb. Medford. So far, all of the programs mentioned above have checked in on him and he recently started talking to Mississippi State and Louisville, too.

Last week, the rising senior was visited by Middle Tennessee LB coach Joe Cauthen, who talked about a number of things during their meeting.

"He told me about MTSU and how it is down there and kind of described a little about the coaches and how they run things. He gave me an idea at what they'd use me for," says Medford, who also plays DB for his Choctaw squad. "He wants to see me on both sides of the ball to get a good idea. He asked me where my heart was and I told him running back."

After accumulating over 1,200 rushing yards in 2010, it stands to reason that Medford would receive a plethora of camp invites from schools around the region. As it stands now, he's currently working to finalize his camp schedule.

"I have Ole Miss, Louisville, North Carolina and Nebraska so far," he says adding that Middle Tennessee has also invited him to their camp next month, but he's not sure if he can attend based on the timing of it.

For now, the multi-purpose athlete is just working on improving during Dyer County's Spring practice sessions. He plans on taking the recruiting process slow, but maintains that he knows he wants to end up with a school that has a balanced offense that allows running backs an opportunity to get carries.

Stay tuned to for more on Thaddaeus as the recruiting season rolls along.

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