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High School: Three-star recruit by Scout, Rivals and ESPN ... Ranked as No. 20 senior in Illinois by Rivals ... First-team All-Apollo Conference as a junior and senior ... Honorable-mention all-state ... First-team academic all-state ... Charleston HS defensive MVP ... Charleston advanced to state semifinals with 11-2 record as a junior and reached the second round as a senior with a 9-2 mark ... Missed four games as a senior with an injury, but still compiled 70 tackles and three interceptions ... As a junior, had 126 tackles, two interceptions, two fumble recoveries and four kickoffs returned for touchdowns ... As a sophomore, had 30 tackles and one kickoff return for a TD ... Also ran track and won Apollo Conference 100 and 200 meter dashes as a junior ... 4x100m relay team advanced to state meet as a junior.
Personal: Born Nov. 23, 1994, in Harvey, Fla. ... Mother is Geneva Cazley ... Community service activities include coaching seventh-grade basketball, volunteering with Special Olympics, volunteering at Life Span Center and being active in his church youth group ... Biggest thrill in sports is returning kickoffs for touchdowns ... Favorite athlete is NFL star Chris Johnson ... Named to the National Honor Society during his junior year ... Named to his high school high honor roll as a junior and senior ... Brother, Keithon Hedrich, played football at Eastern Illinois and served as the biggest influence on his athletic career.