The Gators have arguably one of the best defensive lines in the country heading into the 2013 football season.
Will Muschamp and his staff are out trying to keep that tradition and this week, Florida visited O’Fallon (Ill.) High defensive end Dewayne Hendrix.
“Coach (Brad) Lawing came by to see me on Tuesday,” Hendrix said. “It went really well and he talked to my coach about me a lot. He told my coach about the schemes they run at Florida and how they like to rotate nine guys on the line into games. I like that because I would have a good chance to compete for early playing time there.”
When defensive line coach Brad Lawing was telling Hendrix’s coach about the scheme Florida runs, he got a little excited about the Gators.
“He told my coach that they run the same schemes as the NFL does,” Hendrix said. “He said they are the only school in the SEC that runs both the 3-4 and 4-3 defense. That really stuck out to me and got me fired up. My dream is to be in the NFL so if I run the same scheme in college as they do the NFL, I wouldn’t have that much too learn once I get to the pros. I think I could pick up the scheme from some of the younger guys down at Florida.”
Right now, the 6-foot-4, 264-pound Hendrix says nobody stands out for him but some schools are recruiting him harder than others heading into his summer visits.
“I would say that USC, Ohio State and Florida are recruiting me the hardest,” Hendrix said. “I plan to visit Florida this summer and for an official visit this fall. I will also visit USC in August and Missouri on June 13th. That’s all of the visits I have planned so far for the summer.”