Midwest City, Okla., three-star tight end Bradley Dedeaux did all he could but he couldn't will his team to the state playoffs. But his efforts haven't gone unnoticed. The 6-foot-2, 238-pounder is becoming one of the Midlands hottest targets at the tight end position.
"We didn't make the playoffs this year," Dedeaux said. "The season for me went pretty well. I had 24 catches for 401 yards and seven touchdowns. Recruiting is starting to get going. I got my test scores on Thursday and found out I'm eligible so I expect things to heat up soon. I'm going to start planning my visits over the next couple days, probably."
That's big news for Dedeaux, as several school said they would offer after he got his grades in – especially Oklahoma.
"I mostly hear from Oklahoma and Kansas right now," he said. "I have offers from Kansas, Tulsa, Oklahoma State and SMU. Oklahoma told me and my coach if I qualified I'd be receiving an offer soon. So I'm expecting to receive an offer some time this week.
"Oklahoma State, Oklahoma, and Kansas are the three main schools I'm look at. They're all pretty even right now, but if Oklahoma offered they'd probably be my leader."
Dedeaux said he really has built a good relationship with OU assistant coach Kevin Sumlin.
"Coach Sumlin is my favorite coach to talk to," Dedeaux said. "He's just a cool guy to talk to and at Oklahoma they're kind of hurting at tight end so I feel I could get in there and help early."
"I know I'm taking a visit to Kansas in late December or early January and one to Oklahoma State some time in January. Then I'll set one up to Oklahoma as soon as I find out whether I have an offer or not."
Dedeaux has seen plenty of positives in Norman this season.
"I've already been down to see Oklahoma twice this year," he said. "I was there for the Texas A&M game and the Baylor game. I'm going with some of my friends to the Oklahoma-Oklahoma State game this weekend, too. So, I'll get to talk to the coaches a little bit before the game then."