UP NEXT: 2011 Williston-Elko's Dexter Staley

SCPrepNation.com is constantly introducing high school football fans to the finest prospects throughout the Palmetto State. In this segment of our "UP NEXT" series, we are going to introduce you to Williston-Elko High School 2011 standout, Dexter Staley. Come inside to learn more about this rising star from out of Williston, SC.

SCPrepNation.com recently sat down with Williston-Elko Head Football Coach, Dwayne Garrick, to get the scoop on one of his football prospects by the name of Dexter Staley. And from the sound of things, this young man could turn out to be one of the brightest stars from out of the 2011 recruiting class.

"Dexter is going to be a good one," Coach Garrick told SCPrepNation.com. "He's about 6-2, 230 pounds, and runs a 4.6 in the forty. The kid can flat out play… He plays running back for us, wide receiver, defensive end, linebacker, you name it…"

"I really feel he is going to be one of the best players to come out of the state in two more years," Garrick continued. "I feel real comfortable making that comment. He's really got a bright future ahead of him."

Sometimes, it's a little difficult for a prospect to gain a high level of attention, coming from a relatively small town such as Williston, SC. However though, Coach Garrick is going to make sure that Staley has several different avenues to choose from in the near future. "We're a small town, and we don't get a lot of exposure," Garrick said. "But we are going to do whatever we can to get him exposed. We're definitely going to take him to some combines/camps next spring. We've been looking at Clemson, South Carolina, and a few others…"

Coach Garrick told SCPrepNation.com that he's also in the process of putting together a highlight tape of Staley, and that he's is very confident that it'll make college programs take the youngster a little more serious. "I haven't sent off any of his films yet, but I'm positive that people will start giving me a buzz once they see this kid on film," Garrick said. "I know schools can't officially offer kids until September of their junior year, but I expect him to get some serious looks early on."

Be sure to stay tuned with SCPrepNation.com as we continue to bring you the very latest news on this rising young star from out of the 2011 recruiting class…

Note: In a recent play-off game, Staley threw a touchdown pass, caught another, and ran 3 of them in for scores. He also blocked a punt in the same game.

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