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 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."
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