UP NEXT: 2014 DT Dexter Wideman

At 6'4 275 pounds it's hard to miss 2014 DL Dexter Wideman of Saluda High School. The young prospect had a strong showing in his sophomore season and it appears he's going to be one of the best in 2014 if he keeps at his current rate of improvement. He's already heard from one program and is hoping that the flood gates will open up soon once word spreads about him, that's why he's "UP NEXT"!

Dexter Wideman Profile

Only one school has contacted 2014 defensive lineman Dexter Wideman so far but the Saluda High School standout should see his recruitment pick up in a hurry. This year as a sophomore Wideman posted some solid statistics and we are projecting him as one of the top prospects in the 2014 class. The 6'4 275 pound prospect has a college ready frame and tremendous strength and surprising speed despite his size. That's why he's "UP NEXT" with SCPrepNation.com.

Asked about his season Wideman shared with us his stats and one of his best showings of the season.

"My season stats were 61 total tackles, 14.5 TFL, and 2.5 sacks. The best game I played this year was against Woodruff. I had three tackles for loss and we held them to the lowest amount of points they scored all year."

The Wolverines who are playing in the AA Division 1 state championship game tonight also boast one of the players Wideman said was his toughest opponent this year.

"The best two players I faced this year were Javarius Leamon from Woodruff and Oliver Jones from Ninety Six."

The 2014 prospect says he'll keep working hard on improving this off season and make an even bigger impact next season after making some camp stops.

"Right now my biggest strengths are my strength and my speed. I need to work on my conditioning, footwork, and overall knowledge of the game."

Wideman says that Clemson has already contacted his coaches about him and that he's hoping to hear more from South Carolina in the very near future along with other schools.

In fact, the defensive lineman says he hopes to camp with "South Carolina and Clemson this summer."

Although he's got two more years of high school football ahead of him Wideman talked with us about what he'll be taking a close look at when considering potential colleges.

"I am looking for a school that I feel comfortable with the coaches and where I can get a good education."

Scout.com will have more updates with Wideman soon including his sophomore season film so stay tuned.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS...DEXTER WIDEMAN
Bench Press: 300 pounds
Squat: 495 pounds
Power Clean: 255 pounds
40 time: 4.8 seconds


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