Wolfpack Has Special Ties to Hendricks

This past weekend Millville (NJ) Defensive Lineman Dwayne Hendricks toured both the NC State and UNC campuses while on unofficial visits. <p> Both schools left an impression on the nation's #4 Defensive End.

"I liked the visits," Hendricks told StateFans. "Both are nice schools that have strong academic programs. In May they were up at my school and asked me to come down to visit at some time so I went down this weekend with my high school coach. I'm glad I did because it was nice to check them out."

Hendricks, rated the nation's #4 Defensive End prospect by TheInsiders.com, had a strong junior season at Millville High School. He finished the year with 65 tackles, 15 TFL, and 3 sacks while playing mainly run-oriented teams. His efforts and impressive camp showings have led to nearly 30 offers from some of the best schools around the country.

"Well, some of the schools that have offered me are Miami, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Ohio State, Notre Dame, NC State, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia Tech, Virginia, and Georgia Tech. I have around 30 offers right now and I can't even narrow it down to a top 5 yet. I do like the Big 10 and ACC alot, but I'm still open to all schools."

N.C. State is thought highly of in his area because of a special Wolfpack connection at Millville High School.

"The visit was actually set up by (ex-Wolfpack DL)Bubba Green, and he played at NC State the last time they won the ACC Championship. Bubba went to the same high school that I go to now, and he played for Coach Amato when he was at NC State. He likes Coach Amato alot and thought it would be good for me to come down and check out the school."

"NC State's facilities were really amazing. They just moved in to the new building and everything is top-notch. That building was great with the big weight room and everything."

Hendricks also had a good visit while on the campus of UNC, where he met another New Jersey product.

"I liked North Carolina's campus too, and while I was there I got to talk with Melik Brown. He's a cool guy and it was nice to meet him."

Dwayne did inform us that both schools (and most on his list) are recruiting him as a defensive end and that's where he would like to play.

"I just like playing on the edge and I don't know if I can put on enough weight to play Tackle."

Next up for Hendricks are his official visits and then expect a late decision from one of the Garden State's top prospects.

"I'm in no hurry to choose and I just want to take all my visits first before picking. I'm going to probably announce in February."

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