West Virginia reached down to the state of Georgia for its latest football verbal commitment for the class of 2021, plucking Brayden Dudley from Mill Creek High School in Hoschton, which is about 30 miles northeast of Atlanta.
I am officially 100% COMMITTED to West Virginia University @WVUfootball @NealBrown_WVU @CoachLesley_WVU @MC_Recruiting @RecruitGeorgia @MCFootballCoach @MCHawksOfSteel @coachjlovelady @JedHodges2 #iMpaCt @DASHGwinnett @IamJordanDudley pic.twitter.com/a2DBwR3mWx
— Brayden Dudley (@dudley_brayden) May 28, 2020
A 6-foot-3, 255-pound defensive lineman, Dudley played defensive end in Mill Creek’s 4-3 alignment and also tight end on offense. He’s expected to play defensive line in the college ranks.
Dudley had nearly 20 scholarship offers from Division I schools, including Power 5 programs Iowa State and Michigan State, as well as East Carolina, Appalachian State and South Florida.
He ultimately committed to the Mountaineers. His lead recruiter from WVU was the man who will ultimately also coach him, West Virginia defensive line coach Jordan Lesley.
Dudley had five sacks last year in helping the Hawks advance to the quarterfinal round of the Georgia Class AAAAAAA state playoffs. He’s listed as running a 4.8 and bench pressing 315 pounds.
Dudley is WVU’s ninth commitment for the class of 2021, and the third prospect who figures to play defense for the Mountaineers, joining Ohio defensive end Hammond Russell (6-4, 240 lbs.) and Philadelphia safety Saint McLeod (5-11, 195 lbs.).