We are a few weeks away from the start of the college football camp season, and high school prospects are ready to showcase their talents this summer. I was able to catch up with Dylan Senda, a 2023 OL prospect from Dearborn Divine Child High School who has been getting a ton of attention this offseason.
Currently, Dylan has offers from Michigan State, Miami Florida, Louisville, Pittsburgh, West Virginia, Cincinnati, Maryland, Kentucky, Syracuse, Miami Ohio, Kent State, Akron, Bowling Green, Central Michigan, and Marshall.
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Dylan gave us an update on colleges that he has been communicating with and where he will be going to camp in June and July. He is going in a day early for each camp to visit the campus, meet the staff if available, and see everything.
West Virginia June 1
“On June 1, I will be heading down to Morgantown, West Virginia, to camp there. They extended an offer to me earlier this offseason. I have been communicating with their staff – through Twitter ever since. I am excited to go down and work out for their coaches and visit.”
Wisconsin June 3
“My second camp will be at Wisconsin on June 3. Their coaching staff really wanted me to come to camp there and see the campus. They have a long tradition of producing NFL offensive linemen, and I can’t wait to go.”
Notre Dame June 6
“On June 6, I will be in South Bend to camp at Notre Dame. I sent my last workout video to them in April and Jeff Quinn, the offensive line coach, reached out a few days later. I have done a call with him every Monday night since mid-April. Notre Dame is a Top 5 powerhouse and one of the best academic schools in the country. I really like talking to Coach Quinn and can’t wait to meet him in person and work out for him in a few weeks.”
Michigan State June 13
“I have been talking with Coach Kapilovic from Michigan State each week for over a month. I enjoy our conversations, and I am getting more comfortable each time we talk. I am excited to finally meet him next month in East Lansing. I have also talked with Coach Harris and really think he is a great Coach too. I will be camping at Michigan State on June 13 and have a planned visit with them and my parents on June 14. Really looking forward to both opportunities.”
Ohio State June 15
“On June 15, I will be camping in Columbus at Ohio State. Coach Kerry Coombs reached out early to my Coach at the beginning of the school year and then invited me along with Coach Cook to their camp when their schedule came out. They are a national powerhouse and dominate the Big 10. I am excited to go down and show them what I can do.”
Northwestern June 17
“Northwestern has been talking to me the longest out of anyone since this process started. They are in a great city, are known nationally for their academics, and I have enjoyed talking to a few different coaches from their staff. I will be in Chicago on June 17 to work out for Coach Fitzgerald.”
Iowa June 19
“On June 19, I am going to camp at Iowa. Their staff DM’d me an invite several times and encouraged me to sign up. I haven’t talked to them personally but know they are consistently one of the best in the Big 10 and are known for developing great offensive linemen. I am excited to talk more with their staff and work out for them.”
Oklahoma June 22
“Oklahoma is a school that I definitely have a lot of interest in, and Coach Bedenbaugh has reached out a few times sending camp info and looking at my film. They are always in the mix for the Final 4, and they have a strong tradition of having great football teams and developing players. I have never been to Oklahoma, and I am excited to see everything and camp there on June 22 as well as work out with Coach Bedenbaugh and the team.”
Alabama June 26
“My last camp of June will be at Alabama on June 26. I am a strong competitor, and I want to work out for Coach Saban, Coach Marrone and Coach Saint-Amour. Alabama has had the most success of any team in the country and produced the most NFL players. I also have a mutual friend with a local Michigan person that was part of their program the last four years, and I have heard nothing but great things about his experience.”
Penn State July 25
On July 25 Dylan says he plans to attend the Penn State camp. This will be Dylan’s second time camping there. Coach Franklin and many of the Penn State Coaches follow Dylan. “I recently began talking to Coach Trautwein and we have had some great conversations. I am looking forward to visiting the campus and working out at the camp for the coaches.”
There are a few camps that he was interested in going to, but things didn’t work out. Indiana is not having summer camps on campus, and Michigan came out late with its camp schedule. Both are ones he would have gone to if he could. He did tell me he has offered the Michigan and Indiana coaches the option to workout for them if they are interested in arranging it.
What’s he looking for?
I asked Senda what some of the main factors are in choosing a college. “I am looking for a great academic school that has my engineering major. A college that is excited in me and what I bring to the table. I want to have a great relationship with the coaching staff, and somewhere that will maximize my potential on and off the field,” said Senda.
After missing summer camps last year because of Covid, Senda, and other prospects across the country have to be more aggressive this summer visiting colleges.
Senda isn’t shying away from working out with some of the best programs in the country. He has worked very hard for the last year and a half and feels well prepared for all of these camp opportunities. Dylan says he wants to show that he is one of the most athletic and polished linemen in the 2023 class.