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Jersey DT gets Miami offer

Dwaynehendricks
The state of New Jersey has become known for producing outstanding defensive linemen. Last year it was Nate Robinson who signed with the University of Miami. Will this standout tackle follow suit?
"Miami just offered so that's pretty cool," said 6-foot-4, 246-pound defensive tackle Dwayne Hendricks. "They are obviously a great team and the move to the ACC will only help them."
Hendricks also has offers from more than 25 other teams and has his list narrowed down -- at least a little bit.
"I like Miami, Florida, Michigan, Virginia, Notre Dame and Iowa," he said. "They've all offered me. Oh, and I like Ohio State too, they've offered as well."
Hendricks is looking for a few different things in a school.
"The history of the program and the location will be key," he said. "I also want NFL exposure. I like Virginia because they're a team on the rise and the other schools speak for themselves when it comes to producing NFL players."
Hendricks said he wouldn't know who he would pick if he had to choose today and he'll need all five official visits to decide.
"I still have a camp left at Georgia Tech this month so I'll see how I like it there," he said. "I already camped at Notre Dame and really liked it. Coach Willingham is an impressive guy."
Millville head coach Dave Heck raves about his agile defensive lineman, who had 15 tackles for a loss as a junior.
"Dwayne is a hard working, goal-oriented young man. He's a great student of the game with the ability to dominate," Heck said. "He has good size and great feet/quickness. Dwayne is a class kid with super character who has represented our program very well."
So when will Hendricks decide?
"Not until the very end of the process," he said. "I need to take my time with this -- it's such an important decision."
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