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Hodges picks up first offers

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Sanford (Fla.) Seminole defensive tackle Trevis Hodges may just be the strongest prospect in the nation. Not only was his 46 reps on the bench press the best at any NIKE camp, but he was the top finisher in all four testing categories for his position at the Miami NIKE camp.
"I have offers from Florida Atlantic and Kentucky," Hodges said. "I have gotten calls from Bethune Cookman and Kentucky so far this month, but that's it. I get a lot of mail from other schools and stuff though, there are a lot of teams that are interested."
The 6-foot-0, 270-pound Hodges not only did well at the Miami NIKE camp, but he dominated it. Among defensive tackles he finished No. 1 in every major testing category, bench press, 40-yard dash, shuttle and vertical jump.
He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.56 seconds, the second place finisher among defensive tackles ran a 4.62. He ran the shuttle in 5.01 seconds while the second place defensive tackle ran it in 5.16 seconds.He posted a 30-nch vertical jump while the second place defensive tackle posted a 26-inch jump. The most staggering number is the 46 reps he did on bench press beating the second place finisher by 18 reps, who did 28.
"That's how I play," Hodges said. "I play my hardest and I play to win at everything. I blow off the ball quicker than my man and I overpower him. All of these schools are recruiting me as a defensive tackle. We have only played on game so far this year and I made seven tackles."
Hodges is just simply a strong kid, not only did he dominate the NIKE camp but he has a bench press max of 460 pounds and a squat of 505 pounds.
"Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Kentucky are my top four," Hodges said. "Georgia is No. 1 though. It is a great school and I have like them since I was a kid. It's in the South and they play good football. I like Kentucky too, I think they are a program on the rise. They looked good against Louisville who is one of the best teams in the nation. They are building a good program there."
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