Last week, George Washington and EC Glass renewed one of the biggest and best rivalries in this part of the state. It was expected to be a close game, but Glass quarterback DreSean Kendrick made sure that wasn't the case, earning First Team Nissan Player of the Week honors in the process.
E.C. Glass quarterback DreSean Kendrick had his game right and then some last Friday night against the Eagles. Kendrick racked up 284 yards rushing and 3 touchdowns, and added another 48 yards through the air in a 49 to 15 win to help the Hilltoppers stay unbeaten.
"Everybody sees my legs and they don't think I can pass the ball and once they see that I can actually pass the ball, it backs them up and then my legs come back out so I feel like me being a dual threat is what makes me hard to stop," said Kendrick.
"He can do it himself. DreSean has got a good offensive line in front of him and they can open up some lanes for him to go. Not just for him but for everybody that carries the rock. But you don't have to have it wide open in order for him to go. He can make people miss and if you give him an inch, he'll take a mile," Jeff Woody, E.C. Glass Head Coach, said.
DreSean needs just 870 more total yards this season to become the Hilltoppers all time leader in total offense. If he does he will break the record held by his father Andre who starred at Glass from 1992 to 1995 before a standout career at Virginia Tech.
"Now that I'm nearing it, he brings it up a lot. I always tell him that the record is going to be mine, just joking with him. But I think I'm gonna beat it," said Kendrick.
Coach Woody said, "You ask his Pops and he wants him to break it and I think everyone wants him to break it. The better he does, the better we do and the better we are. At the same time, it's the last thing on his mind. It's the last thing on his mind. He wants to win."
The senior signal caller has 5 scholarship offers on the table, including Richmond and Campbell. And he's certainly enjoying the recruiting process and looks forward to where it may lead.
"A lot of people are pulling you this way and that way but it's been fun. Every place I've visited has been great and I just love the experience," Kendrick said.
"He's a quiet kid that leads by example. You call a timeout and you see DreSean out there patting everybody on the helmet. And you know that you've got a leader. He's got a 4.1 GPA so he leads in the building as well. He's got a dead leg that I have never coached before. He's got the hesitation step. He's got the three step rhythmic move. You pick your poison. It never surprises me to see what he does. He's special. I'm glad he's on my side. I'm glad he's wearing the blue and white," Woody said.