A look at one of the top DT's at the OM camps

Kendall Dangerfield (DT, Puliski, TN) - The Giles County defensive tackle opened some eyes at the Scout.com combine in Tuscaloosa in the Spring of '06. Kendall measured in at 6' 1", 265 and ran a 5.03 forty with a 91 inch standing broad jump. But it was not until last week's Ole Miss offensive line/defensive line camp did I have a chance to see Dangerfield in person.

He did not disappoint. Dangerfield is a legit high D1 prospect who is explosive, compact, and strong as an ox. He is everything you are looking for in a defensive tackle.

What does Kendall think about his game?

"My hand movement and how I get off of the ball is what separates me," added Kendall Dangerfield. "I am still working on getting quicker hands and shooting off of the ball, but I will always work on that no matter how good I get."

The 2006 All-Region 3(5A) selection talks about his trip to Ole Miss.

"I loved it. I just loved it. I had a lot of fun. The coaches are hard on you. I like that."

This was Dangerfield's first trip to Oxford so there were several new things he learned about Ole Miss.

"Their academics really impressed me. They are going to give you all of the help you need to do well. Their football facilities also really impressed me. They are good from top to bottom, inside/outside. But what I really keyed on was their academics. Coach Freeze told me they really help you out a lot with your academics. They give you tutoring in every class."

Kendall Dangerfield

The Ole Miss staff left one impression with Kendall.

"They are hard on you, but they have a lot of fun getting after it. That is what impressed me the most about Ole Miss, their staff."

One of the main reasons Dangerfield is keying on a school's academic support staff is due to his own personal academics.

"A lot of schools are kind of in a wait and see mode with me right now until they what I do in summer school. I am taking two classes this summer to get me to 10 core credits. That way I will only need 6 my senior year. You know we have to have 16 core classes now instead of 14 like it was last year. The Ole Miss coaches told me as soon as I pass my summer school courses, they will have a scholarship waiting on me. Several more schools have told me the same thing."

Which schools?

"The main ones are MTSU, Louisville, Ole Miss, Alabama, and Auburn."

Kendall also attended the MTSU Sr Camp last week and had a good experience.

"It was pretty fun. They ran us in the 40 and all of that and then we did some pass rushing drills."

What stood out the most about MTSU during his trip?

"The football squad. I like their football squad. They are a hard team. Their coaches get after you pretty hard too. I like a hard staff. That is the only way to get better."

Kendall will attend the Tennessee camp today and tomorrow.

"I am going to look at their staff and how the facilities look. I have never been there before, so I want to see what Tennessee football is all about. They have been wanting me to come to their camp so we can talk about everything. I think they are waiting on my grades too, but we are going to talk about all of that at the camp."



 


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