Highstown (N.J.) The Peddie School athlete Brendan Dudeck has spent most of the recruiting process under the radar but he doesn't seem to be the kind of prospect that is bothered by that.
The 6-foot-1, 188-pound Garden State athlete has been committed to the Naval Academy since last year, and as you might expect, he qualifies as a well-spoken, high character kid that takes pride in the fact that he won't be outworked by anyone.
"Right now I'm committed to Navy and have been since last year," Dudeck explained. "I've been very straightforward with the coaches and I'm not going to shun any other school.
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"I've been talking pretty heavily to the coaches from Boston College. That's another school I have high interest in."
Some prospects that might like the opportunity to attend a prestigious institution such as the Naval Academy shy away because of the commitment that you have to make even after you're done with college. That doesn't bother Dudeck.
"That's part of the whole deal," he said. "You've got the opportunity to go to a great school and chances to do things that a lot of kids will never be able to do. Playing football for a school like that you're going to have to give something back.
"As crazy as it sounds you're never going to give up on your dreams. If there was a disappointing part it would be that every high school football player wants to play at the highest level. That would be the only thing, but it's a great honor to go there."
Army, Tulane, Lafayette and Holy Cross had also offered scholarships to Dudeck prior to his decision to verbally commit to Navy. In addition to Boston College he has been receiving heavy interest from Northwestern and Iowa.
He does not have any visit plans for the near future. Last year he was able to visit Army and Navy, and he camped at Boston College over the summer.
"Right now it's pretty open and week to week because it really depends on the [college's] schedules and my schedule on the weekends," he noted. "I'm kind of waiting to hear from Northwestern and Iowa."
Dudeck is a huge contributor for The Peddie School. He is the quarterback that runs the show in their unique offense, which blends elements of the spread, option and triple option, and on defense he rotates between cornerback and safety, depending on their opponent's personnel.