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Hendrixs list continues to grow

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O'Fallon, Ill., four-star defensive end Dewayne Hendrix has seen his recruitment take off since his junior film came out in November.
His latest offers came from Iowa State and Kansas on Wednesday, bringing the 6-foot-5, 240-pound defensive end to a total of 16.
"I know a little about Kansas, but I don't know that much about Iowa State," Hendrix said. "One of the [Kansas] coaches came to my school a long time ago."
Offers have come from as far away as the Sunshine State of Florida, with the University of Florida and South Florida represented on his list.
"I haven't visited them, but know a little bit about Florida," Hendrix said. "I know they have a great tradition of sending guys to the pros and I know they make a bowl game every year."
Handling his ever-growing offer list is nearly a full-time job for Hendrix, but spring visits should help him focus in on what schools are piquing his interest.
"Right now I ... will probably take some visits to Florida, Kansas State, Mizzou, Michigan State and Northern Illinois," Hendrix said.
"I am going to Ole Miss April 6. I have had a good connection with my position coach down there, and I just want to see them in-person, see how they practice and see how they handle things."
The last couple visits Hendrix took were to Tennessee and Illinois for junior days. He earned his offer from the Volunteers at the end of their junior day.
"The campus was beautiful and I didn't know they were going to offer me to the end," Hendrix said. "It was a surprise when they did it, and that was really good for me. I have a lot of family in Tennessee, too."
Of the schools that have offered, Illinois' campus is one of the closest to Hendrix's downstate Illinois home.
"I don't know if I would say [location] is a benefit for them, but I do like that school," Hendrix said. "At this point I like all of my schools, and haven't thought about where I want to go yet. I want to take visits and really take my time with it."
Hendrix is rated as the nation's No. 231 prospect in the class of 2014. He was a Rivals.com second team all-combine performer at the U.S. Army Junior Combine in San Antonio earlier this year.
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