Millville (N.J.) defensive tackle Dwayne Hendricks took his second visit of the year last weekend and was overwhelmed with his experience. He is not ready to make a decision, but he said the bar has been set for visits, and the next several schools have a lot to live up to.
“It went good, really good,” Hendricks commented on his most recent trip. He was hosted by Albert Young and rated the trip a ten.
“A lot of things stuck out,” he continued. “They were nice people, down to earth. There were a lot there from Jersey, and that made me feel comfortable.
“The whole place was nice. The head coach, I mean you can go in and talk to him and ask him things you wouldn’t normally ask the head coach.
“There was nothing negative about it. I mean they won the Big Ten and they are a winning school.”
The experience he had at Iowa bodes well for the Hawkeyes, based on what Dwayne is looking for at the next level.
“I am looking for a place where I feel comfortable,” he said. “I am looking at how I feel hanging out with players, because that is where I will be the next four years.”
Having already been to Michigan, the Iowa trip gained a slight edge.
“There were more people from Jersey, so that made it better than Michigan for me,” he explained. Dwayne will travel to Virginia (Nov. 28) and Miami (Jan. 16), before wrapping up his visits at either Florida or Notre Dame. He plans to make a final decision in late January.
Rated the Rivals.com No. 9 defensive tackle, Dwayne stands 6-foot-4, weighs 246 pounds, runs a 4.8-second 40-yard dash, and boasts a 28-inch vertical leap. With one game remaining in his high school career, he is leading the team in tackles with 65, and has four sacks, five forced fumbles, one interception, and one fumble recovery.
He projects as a full qualifier with a 3.2 GPA and a 900 on the SAT.