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Recruiting on the High Plains | DT Dennell Wesley


This is the definition of an unknown player.  I've dug up some stuff on Wesley, but Wesley's commitment is a tough one to really discuss intelligently because so little is known about him.  Nevertheless, this is the 22nd commitment for Texas Tech and National Signing Day gets closer and closer (2nd Tuesday in the month of February and this year is February 2nd).

One more thing to keep in mind, I'm hoping that we get some confirmation of the players who have enrolled at Texas Tech early as I believe that they will count against the 2010 recruiting class.  So my statement above, that this is the 22nd commitment for the 2011 class is technically accurate, commits that I believe have already shown up on campus, QB Michael Brewer, WR Derek Edwards, WR Marcus Kennard, RB/ATH Ronnie Daniels, and possibly LB Blake Dees, will count against the 2010 class, which had 28 commits, but 7 of those 28 never made it on campus.

And if anyone can find any additional links or notes on Wesley, please leave a comment.

The Measurables:

Dennell Wesley
Position: DT
DTN Profile
Video: Clip 1
Rivals Profile N/A
Scout Profile N/A
ESPN Profile N/A
Ht: 6'3"
Wt: 315 lbs
Forty: N/A
JUCO: Butler County C.C.

There's so much more after the jump, including premium, but free for this time only, content and super-exclusive video of Wesley making football plays. More, after the jump.

The Player Speaks:  I'll just consider this my link dump.  As you'll note, Wesley isn't rated at all by any of the recruiting services and that most likely means that I'll be busy finding some information on a player.  First, Wesley attended Pedro Menendez High School in St. Augustine, Florida.  What I did find is that Wesley apparently originally committed to Bethune Cookman in 2009.  And as you might guess, Wesley's 2009 ESPN recruiting profile also doesn't have a grade for him.  I'm guessing that this didn't work out as Wesley landed at Butler County C.C.  Last year at Butler, Wesley had 52 tackles (24 solo), 8 TFL, 3 sacks, and 2 forced fumbles.  This was enough to earn Wesley first team for the 2010 All-Jayhawk Conference (PDF).

Video:  Again, I came up short here, but I did find a couple of highlight videos for the 2010 Butler County C.C. football team.  You can look for #99 on the defensive side of the ball.  If you have limited time, I'd just take a look at the second video, which are all defensive plays for Butler.


Scouting Report:  I'm basing my incredibly expert opinion based largely on the second video and from what I can tell, Wesley played the nose guard position and routinely took on double-teams for Butler.  You can find #99 quite a few times and there were a couple of things that I noticed.  First, this is a Butler highlight film, but anytime that I noticed #99, he was going full speed and generally getting a pretty good push on the offensive linemen he was facing.  Second, he's actually got pretty good speed and he does a good job of getting up and down the line of scrimmage.  Wesley doesn't appear to get too upright as he's rushing.

Dennell, welcome to Texas Tech and Git Your Guns Up!

The 2011 Class:

Position Commitment Ht/Wt High School/State Rivals Rivals Rating Scout ESPN ESPN Grade
QB Michael Brewer 6-0/175 Lake Travis (Austin, TX) 3 5.7 3 3 78
RB Kenny Williams 5-10/210 Hendrickson (Pflugerville, TX) 4 5.8 4 4 80
RB Bradley Marquez 5-11/180 Odessa (Odessa, TX) 3 5.7 4 4 79
WR Derek Edwards 6-1/163 Brenham (Brenham, TX) 4 5.8 3 3 79
WR Marcus Kennard 6-4/205 Butler County C.C. (El Dorado, KS) 4 5.8 2 0 0
TE Jace Amaro 6-5/237 MacArthur (San Antonio, TX) 4 5.9 4 3 78
OL Tony Morales 6-4/300 Sam Houston (Arlington, TX) 4 5.8 3 3 78
OL Alfredo Morales 6-3/287 Sam Houston (Arlington, TX) 3 5.7 3 3 76
OL Le'Raven Clark 6-6/245 Rockdale (Rockdale, TX) 3 5.7 4 3 79
DL James Castleman 6-4/255 Amarillo (Amarillo, TX) 3 5.7 4 3 77
DL Jon Lewis 6-2/260 Klein Oak (Spring, TX) 3 5.6 3 3 78
DL Dennell Wesley 6-3/315 Butler County C.C. (El Dorado, KS) 0 0 0 0 0
DE Kindred Evans 6-6/215 South Grand Prairie (Grand Prairie, TX) 3 5.6 3 3 75
LB Terrell Hartsfield 6-4/215 Hargrave MA (Chatham, VA) 4 5.8 3 2 74
LB Blake Dees 6-0/234 Spanish Fort (Spanish Fort, AL) 3 5.5 3 2 73
LB Sam Eguavoen 6-2/220 Lakeview Centennial (Garland, TX) 3 5.6 2 3 75
DB Freddie Warner 5-9/170 L.G. Pinkston (Dallas, TX) 3 5.5 3 3 76
CB Jeremy Reynolds 5-9/166 Oak Ridge Military Academy (Oak Ridge, NC) 3 5.5 2 3 77
ATH Ronnie Daniels 6-1/195 La Cueva (Albuquerque, NM) 3 5.6 3 3 76
ATH LaDarrin Robertson 6-3/215 Longview (Longview, TX) 3 5.5 3 3 77
ATH DeAndre Washington 5-9/183 Marshall (Missouri City, TX) 3 5.7 3 3 78
ATH J.J. Gaines 5-11/175 Irving Nimitz (Irving, TX) 3 5.6 3 3 77
Averages 3.13 5.41 2.95 2.72 70.00