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The Final Cockdown: # 48 Dexter Wideman

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The Saluda native and former Shrine Bowl participant aims to splash onto the scene in his first active season as a Gamecock.

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Dexter Wideman

RS Freshman
Defensive Tackle
6”3’ / 280 lbs.
Saluda, SC

Recruitment

Widely considered a four-star prospect and one of the best prep-school recruits in the country for the class of 2014. After signing with South Carolina in 2014, Wideman attended and played for Camden Military Academy during the Fall of 2014. He enrolled at USC in January of 2015.

A former Florida St. commit and LSU prospect, Wideman was initially scheduled to play college ball in Tallahassee, before he changed his mind in February of 2014. There was never much doubt where he’d enroll after that, as South Carolina was really the only school he was interested in.

College Career

Wideman redshirted his first season on campus with the Gamecocks in 2015, but does have two years of spring practices under his belt as experience.

2016 Outlook

Before redshirting his first season in 2015, some media professionals around the state viewed the Saluda native as integral piece to the Gamecocks D in 2015.

While it may take more time for the younger Wideman to get used to a different scheme than last year’s defense, he’s yet another piece of the defensive line puzzle looking to create pressure on opposing offenses.

Head Coach Will Muschamp has made the d-line a priority since his arrival, and it’s safe to assume he’ll be looking to implement as many able bodies as possible. Especially those as sought after and regarded as Wideman.