Player Spotlight: Doug Dedrick

<STRONG>Chat with Corona OL</STRONG>

24-7 was able to sit down with Corona OL Doug Dedrick.


24-7: What are your goals as far as playing in college?


Doug: Well as of right now I'm going the junior college route, than see what happens after I develop more.

24-7: Who is currently recruiting you? Offers?


Doug: SCC (who I'm going to sign with on Feb. 4th), some other JUCOs and smaller schools in the East. I was talking with University of Oregon and University of Washington but I chose to stay home and go the JUCO route and work on my size and game a little bit before I make the step.

24-7: What school would make you commit right now if they offered you?


Doug: ASU, Oregon, or Washington.


24-7: What is your official height and weight?


Doug: This morning I was a little under 6'4 without shoes and about 268 pounds.

24-7: What is your best 40, bench, clean and squat?


Doug: Best 40=4.79 best bench= 295 clean= 265 and squat=395.

24-7: What can you bring to a college football program?


Doug: Versatility (also HM all region along the d-line), hard work ethic and endless potential.

24-7: What were the high and low points of your season?


Doug: Well the low point of the season was definitely losing to Maryvale. They were a good team but caught us on our worst night, we had a lot of team issues. The high point of the season was definitely dominating the Central region and beating Desert Vista. Our school had never beaten them since they opened and we just killed 'em in the second half.

24-7: What would you change about it, if anything?


Doug: Not losing to Highland. We had it wrapped up; all we needed was a 1st down or hold on to an onside kick. (Corona went for a 1st down on 4th and inches and was topped. Highland then proceeded to score and recover an onside kick and win the game.)

24-7: Who are some Corona players we should keep an eye on next year?


Doug: Well Mitchel Hunt (DT) is going to be a name to look out for. He is a very intense player, plays with a lot of heart and has motor that never quits. Andy Stitt (DE/FB) is very quick and aggressive player and just can flat out run.

24-7: What advice would you give a junior about to go through the recruiting


Doug: Sell yourself on tape, just keep running and hitting who ever shows, colleges love that.

24-7: Who was the best player you played against?


Doug: Shaun Fitzpatrick (NAU commit), Richard Tuitu'u (ASU commit) and Ty Porter. They were all just solid as can be. Great players and played together really well. Jermaine Williams was just a freak; the dude is huge and can fly. Ryan Tonnemacher was also a great player; quick and a great technician.


This young man really came into his own this year. He went from earning HM all region to being named HM all state, 1st team all Southeast Valley, 2nd team all East Valley and 1st team All region. If there is any school looking for a late-bloomer with good potential, I encourage them to call head coach Gary Venturo at Corona del Sol. Or they can email me at

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