The West Virginia Mountaineers have secured their ninth pledge to the 2021 class in Georgia defensive lineman Brayden Dudley. Dudley helps revive the Georgia pipeline that former head coach Dana Holgorsen tried to build. Brayden is a 6’-3, 250 pound defensive end who shows great burst off the ball and the ability to bring down the running back.
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
Hometown: Hoschton, Georgia
High School: Mill Creek
Weight: 250 pounds
Position: Defensive End
Power 5 Offers: Michigan State
Dudley makes the second defensive lineman in the 2021 class and it should be a point of emphasis for Neal Brown and his staff given the departures that are likely coming. Darius Stills is a senior and Dante Stills could play himself into the NFL Draft. Jeffrey Pooler is also set to exhaust his eligibility.
Dudley is not ranked currently by the recruiting metrics but this coaching staff in particular has done an amazing job in getting players who have seen their overall rankings increase from their first analysis to their final, something very few player can say. Don’t be surprised if Dudley sees a ranking very soon.