Dunwiddie Is 2016 Prospect Of Note

Dunwiddie Is 2016 Prospect Of Note

Massillon is one of the more storied programs in Ohio high school history, annually fielding strong teams and producing top talent. Defensive tackle Dakota Dunwiddie impressed last season season as a sophomore starter.

Massillon started two sophomore defensive tackles last season, which is a rarity at one of Ohio's top football programs. Both Dakota Dunwiddie and Donnie Heather impressed on the field, and both are 2016 prospects of note in-state.

Dunwiddie, 6-foot-1, 250-pounds, has both power and quickness on the inside, and is expected to be even better this coming season as a junior.

"I had a good year as a sophomore, but I need to get a lot better," Dunwiddie stated. "I got better using my hands and shedding blockers as the season went on, but I still need to get better at both areas. I want to be more explosive."

"My pass rush needs to be better, as that wasn't an area I was happy with last year," he added. "Playing next to Donnie (Heather) is great and we motivate each other to be better. We back each other up and push each other to be better."

This coming season should be the year both Dunwiddie and Heather hit the recruiting radar, as both have two seasons of high school football remaining.

"I'm open to hearing from anyone," Dunwiddie explained. "I would say one of my favorite schools is Purdue, and I'm hoping to hear from them because I want to become an engineer one day."

"I know the Purdue coaching staff has Ohio ties, and I would love to be recruited by them," he continued. "I've looked into the school and love everything about Purdue."

Dunwiddie's sophomore highlights: Click here.

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