On Friday, one of the top prospects in the Midwest, 2014 DE Dewayne Hendrix 6’5” 248 O’Fallon (IL), took an unofficial visit to Missouri. Afterwards, Hendrix took time to speak with ShowMeMizzou.com. He talked about his Missouri visit, and he updated us on his recruitment.
“I really enjoyed my Missouri visit,” said Hendrix. “It was beautiful! It was everything that I expected.”
Hendrix talked about spending quite a bit of time with one of his primary recruiters, in defensive line coach Craig Kuligowski.
“It was real good,” explained Hendrix. “I got to see some film. And, everything went well…………………………………………. I love (Coach Kuligowski and Coach Ford). They’re very good coaches. Coach Kul really does a great job with defensive linemen. He helps them get to the league, and that’s going to be a big factor for me.”
Hendrix currently holds offers from California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kansas State, Michigan State, Mississippi, Nebraska, Ohio State, South Florida, Syracuse, Tennessee, and USC, among others, in addition to Missouri.
He said that he doesn’t have a top five at present, although he did mention Florida, Missouri, Ohio State, Tennessee, and USC as schools that are “standing out” to him at this time.
He’s visited Tennessee and Missouri, as well as Illinois and Ole Miss.
Hendrix reported a personal best of 4.7 seconds in the forty-yard dash, along with a 33” vertical jump, 4.4 seconds in the 5-10-5 shuttle, and 11 reps at 225 pounds in the bench press.
Hendrix is planning to take official visits beginning in September, and he expects to make a final decision after his senior season.
“Right now, I’d say that things are looking really good for Missouri,” explained Hendrix, who went on to say that he will probably take one of his official visits to Missouri.