Recruiting: Hedgepeth Tours His Top Four

Cornerback prospect Devin Hedgepeth of Derby, Kan., is working on a self-imposed timetable that he may or may not be able to meet the deadline. Hedgepeth and his Derby Panther teammates will start two-a-days on Monday but this week Hedgepeth and his father have been on the road checking out his top four schools.

He had already been to Kansas State and Tulsa. He stopped at Oklahoma State on Thursday and was touring TCU Friday, and spending the night with friends before heading back to Kansas on Saturday.

"I wanted to commit before the season," said the 6-0, 175-pound speedy athlete. "I'm done visiting my top four schools and I'm going to sit down and think it through. I'd like to make the decision, but if I don't I will make it in the next two or three weeks."

Hedgepeth is not only a sensational athlete but also an outstanding student that has never made a "B" in his academic career. "I'm looking to major in business, the sccounting field or management," said Hedgepeth.

On the field he is outstanding and also doubles as a wide receiver for the Panthers and his head coach, Brandon Clark, a former K-State Wildcat player that played for Bill Snyder.

Clark has a very high opinion of his two-way speedster. "Devin, he's one of a kind," Clark told the Kansas Coaches Aid Magazine. "He is definitely a leader and he is definitely a role model for a lot of the players on our team and a lot of young kids in Derby.

"Devin has never received a ‘B' in his life. He approaches life, he approaches his grades, he approaches everything the same way, just like he does on the field. He's just a tremendous person. He's a very good football player, but an even better person."

Hedgepeth, who participated in the Cowboys half-day camp July 25 and impressed the staff enough to earn a scholarship offer, was back in Stillwater on Thursday.

"It went great," he said of the stop at OSU. "I had the chance to talk to Coach (Mike) Gundy and I really like what he has done and the way he runs his program. I like the strength and conditioning program there and you can tell how well it works because they are big. The facilities are great, the best I've ever seen."

He had toured TCU on Friday and met with Horned Frogs head coach Gary Patterson. "It went pretty good," said Hedgepeth. "I really enjoyed the tour and the facilities."

We asked Hedgepeth to contact us after he makes a decision and after he informs the schools and coaches. He said he would, and said again it will be sooner than later.

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