Last season as a junior 2017 West Ashley running back Dexter Freeman Jr. put up some mind boggling numbers. The 5'9 180 pound back carried 250 times for 2,043 yards and scored 21 touchdowns. SCPrepNation.com sat down with one of the state's most prolific rushers in the 2017 class to talk about his junior season and recruitment.
"My best game was against Dorman High School. I rushed for 256 yards and 3 touchdowns. The game was really memorable for me because in this game i broke my school's all-time single season rushing record. It was also our first home playoff game ever too."
Asked to break down the strengths and areas of improvement he'd like to make Freeman had this to say.
"My biggest strength is my vision, being able to see the field really good. I'm working on catching out of the backfield and also being able to explode through holes even faster."
Early on in the recruiting process Freeman Jr. says he's heard from just a couple of schools. He also talked about some schools that he'd like to hear more from soon in the near future.
"I've been contacted by South Carolina and Charlotte. I've been contacted by USC once a week and I've been to watch one of their practices. I'd like to hear more from Wake Forest, NC State, and Georgia Southern."
Since conducting this interview Freeman picked up his first offer two days ago from Western Carolina. He also has had coaches from The Citadel, Elon, Charleston Southern, and East Carolina all stop by to see him recently.
Looking ahead to his senior season the talented running back shared some goals for himself and his team next year.
"To make the playoffs again and for me to run for 2,500+ yards and score 25+ touchdowns."
When asked if he had a particular player that he likens his style or skills to he quickly replied, "LeSean McCoy because of my shiftiness inside the holes and being able to make players miss me in the open field."
Freeman Jr. knows what he's looking for in a potential college too. He shared the most important factors that he'll look at when choosing a school.
"The education and the style of play would be the most important parts for me. Making sure that I can fit into their offense and being able to contribute."
Check back with SCPrepNation.com as we'll have more updates with Dexter Freeman Jr. as he looks to up the ante heading into his senior season next year. He'll be competing in this weekend's 2016 EPT Skills Showcase this weekend in Newberry where he'll compete against other top prospects from across the state of South Carolina. For now check out some of his testing measurables below.
- Bench press: 250 pounds
- Squat: 410 pounds
- Power clean: 175 pounds
- Fastest 40 time: 4.58 seconds
- Pro shuttle: 4.19 seconds
- Broad jump: 8'7"
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