Hedgepeth One to Watch

One benefit of hitting the road to watch as many players as possible is the chance to get a look at and meet players who have the chance to be special before anyone else knows too much about them. Cornerback Devin Hedgepeth from Derby High is one of these types of players.

Devin Hedgepeth, a 5-foot-11, 165-pound cornerback from Derby High in Kansas had one of the best performances at the Potential Player's Camp in Wichita on Wednesday afternoon.

He looked good in most of the drills and had nice hips. There was not any timing at the event, but he seemed to move around pretty well.

Hedgepeth was certainly glad the camp gave him the chance to get his name on the radar, and he explained what he believes sets him apart from some of the other top talents in the class of 2010.

"I think my biggest strengths are that my hips are pretty good," Hedgepeth said of his skills.

"I have good movement in my hips and my speed is pretty good. I have enough speed to close on the ball and I like to make contact. I am pretty physical and impressive."

"Growing up I did not really watch a specific player, but I kind of combine different strengths and skills from every player and put it in my game."

Those are some pretty impressive skill sets for any defensive back, so it is no wonder that he has some top programs on his mind as far as recruiting is concerned.

"One school that I would maybe love to play for is OU (Oklahoma)," Hedgepeth said.

"Some other schools I would love to play for are schools in the Midwest or the East coast. Schools like North Carolina. I would love to play at a school like Michigan. Schools like that…"

Hedgepeth broke down why a school like OU has grabbed his early attention.

"When I was growing up they had a real good program and of course they had Adrian Peterson coming from there," Hedgepeth said of the interest in the Sooners. "They had a pretty good show as far as the highlights.

"I just like their program."

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