Davis Dudchock, tight end from Birmingham-Oak Mountain, Ala., recorded 33 receptions for 504 yards…
Alabama TE holds three, taking visits
"I have received three offers so far," said Davis Dudchock. "I have offers from Auburn, UAB and Stanford. Auburn offered me a while back. UAB and Stanford both have offered within the last month." "I have received interest from Vanderbilt, Alabama, Tennessee, Florida, LSU, Ole Miss, Oregon, Mississippi State, UCLA and Southern Miss as well." "I attended Junior Days at LSU and Tennessee. I am going to Auburn this Saturday. I plan to visit Vanderbilt in March and Stanford in May. I will attend the Alabama spring game." Dudchock's father played for coach Pat Dye which brings plenty of knowledge about of one particular school. "My dad played on the Auburn defensive line from 1982-1986," Dudchock said. "I grew up a fan of the SEC. I went to Auburn and Alabama games. I don't really have any favorites right now though. I like all the schools interested in me." The Tigers were the first school to offer, and Dudchock reports the family influence will not become a factor. "I don't think it will have much of an impact on my decision," he said. "I have been to Auburn's campus before. It's real cool down there, but I am going to look at all my options." "This past year I went to their camp. I really enjoyed it. It's a great campus and atmosphere. The team is always great. They have a good coaching staff with coach [Gene] Chizik. Auburn is a good combination of a lot of things." Dudchock traveled to Knoxville this past weekend where the Tennessee coaching staff left him impressed. "The visit to Tennessee was great," he said. "The main thing that stood out was how the coaching was very hyped and intense. It was very remarkable. I liked that Tennessee had a nice campus. We heard a few of the players speak like Eric Berry and Montario Hardesty. That was real cool." "I like the city of Knoxville. It's a cool area with the river. I like coach [James] Cregg. He is a good coach. He came from the Oakland Raiders." Dudchock has also visited the LSU Tigers. "That was a fun trip too," he stated. "We got to do some different things. They had some current players up there to answer questions and tell of their experiences during the recruiting process. They had Russell Shepard and Jordan Jefferson and Lyle Hitt up there talking to us." "Coach Les Miles talked to the whole group. It was a really good speech. He is a good coach. I went to an LSU game when they played Alabama. The game was wild. The overall intensity and atmosphere there stood out the most. The stadium experience was unreal. It was pretty ridiculous." The 6-foot-4, 225-pound prospect recorded 33 receptions for 504 yards and four touchdowns as a junior. He was named 'All-Over the Mountain' for his performance. "I would say my explosiveness and athleticism are my two biggest strengths," he explained. "I am trying to improve yards after the catch and work on different moves." Dudchock expects to wait a while before making a decision, but could decide before the senior year. "It really depends and when it feels right," he stated. "At the end of the summer I am going to sit down with my parents. I am going to look at a combination of things-tradition, my relationship with the coaching staff and academic offerings." Dudchock plays first base for the Eagles' baseball team. He played basketball for two years as a power forward, but sat out this season to concentrate on visiting schools. He may reconsider playing basketball as a senior.
110 Fans online