Dedrick Epps out of Richmond (Va.) Huguenot is currently one of the most sought-after recruits in Virginia for 2006.
The 6-foot-4, 227-pound linebacker and tight end has already received offers from Miami (Fla.), Penn State and Michigan. According to head coach Richard McFee he has also gotten mail from everybody in the country.
In his second year starting for Huguenot, he was the bright spot on the school's 4-6 season. He went on to post 73 tackles, 25 assists, four fumble recoveries, three interceptions and one touchdown on defense. He added 15 catches for 233 yards and three touchdowns as a receiver as well.
Epps went on to be named first team all-dominion district, second team all-region and honorable mention all-metro.
"He's gotten better and better. The more he learns the better he gets," McFee said. "I thought he improved his speed and recognized offenses better this year, I even might compare him to the Highland Springs' rising senior linebacker (Jarrell Miller)."
So does Epps have any favorites yet?
"He always talks about Miami (Fla.), Florida State and Penn State."
Currently, Michigan and Miami (Fla.) are recruiting Epps as a linebacker while Penn State is recruiting him as a tight end. McFee feels his position is on defense though.
"Next year we're moving him to inside linebacker and I think that'll be his meal ticket."
This spring and summer Epps is scheduled to attend camps at Florida State, Penn State, Ohio State and Michigan.