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With so many high school athletes missing out on spring ball and the summer camp scene, prospects have to get creative in 2020. Humble Atascocita’s Kam Dewberry is making the most of his time.
The 15-20 minute morning runs are the new norm for the 2022 offensive lineman. Same with the makeshift weight room in the garage or backyard. He’s looking for an edge around every corner of the house.
For the 6-foot-4, 300-pound offensive lineman, the grind never stops. Even when you drop in recruiting rankings despite no games, no practices, and no new film.
“Man, I’m eager to get back on the field,” said Dewberry. “I’m hungry. I have a lot to prove. I dropped really far in the rankings, but I’ve got plenty to prove on the field.”
Dewberry had a strong performance at the ESPN 300 Elite Underclassmen Camp on Sunday. With some of the top OL talent in the region on hand, Dewberry stood out.
A four-star with 28 offers before his first junior snap, he loves the competition and the standard being set at Atascocita playing behind some of the best young linemen in the country. UT’s Sam Cosmi and Texas A&M’s Kenyon Green played before Dewberry and he maintains relationships with both.
“I talk to those guys almost everyday,” said Dewberry. “They give me pointers, they help me, and we workout together. It’s just a really good relationship between all of us.”
Dewberry plays tackle, but he also works on guard techniques and sets. He wants to be versatile and help out his team and future college program in any way. He wants to be different.
From the recruiting side, his rating might’ve dropped, but the attention from colleges has not.
“Texas, Ohio State, Texas A&M, Alabama, Georgia, and LSU are recruiting me the hardest,” Dewberry said. “Coach (Herb) Hand is really a smart guy. I’ve seen him develop Sam Cosmi from being a three-star, low recruit in high school to be a first-round pick next year. That’s one thing that really stands out.”
Alabama, LSU, Georgia, Auburn, and Ohio State are among his top offers, but after speaking with Dewberry, you get the sense none of it has gone to his head.
Dewberry brings tenacity on the field, but a humble nature off it. He’s grateful and enjoying the process.
“Just knowing I can go anywhere I want in America, that’s really fun and exciting,” said Dewberry. “Visiting different places is the fun part as well. I like to travel so whenever I go to a new place, I soak in the atmosphere.”
I expect Texas to get an unofficial visit from Dewberry whenever visits are a thing again. UT has a solid foundation for 2022 o-line recruiting, and Dewberry is near the top of that wish list.