Alpharetta’s Ayk Dedeoglu is playing excellent football during his senior year. The Raiders are 5-3 on the season and starting to play their best football on the back half of their schedule.
The Raider’s offense has been humming as of late, and the offensive line’s impact has been monumental. Last week against Johns Creek, the senior was in his bag blowing up defenders and his efforts earned him a spot on our Bully Squad. The senior was then voted the top offensive lineman of the week in the state.
“My senior year so far is going good and I feel like our team can make it far. My goals for the rest of the season are to help my team keep winning and make a run in the playoffs,” Dedeoglu said.
The 6’1″ 275 lbs. offensive guard is a tenacious blocker who stays engaged until the whistle is blown. He is a solid run blocker but even more impressed with his pass blocking where he looks good sliding his feet and showing good reactions.
Over the last year, Dedeoglu has clearly sharpened up his game.
“I feel I have improved the most in run blocking in the past years and in technique,” he said.
He then talked about his mindset when playing.
“My mindset on the field is to have perfect technique and block my assignment with mean intent.”
He’s fairly versatile playing across the line of scrimmage and even getting some reps at center too. The senior has strong hands at the point of attack, an effective combo blocker, and as the senior said earlier, he finishes his blocks with intent.
On the recruiting front, the Alpharetta senior has one offer from Hampden-Sydney, a D3 program, and mentioned that he recently took a visit to Mercer last Saturday 10/21.
This season has been a showcase for Dedeoglu on the type of blocker he can be at the next level. He is a natural in pass protection, and his improved physicality as a run blocker rounds out his skill set nicely. We think his recruitment will surely heat up over the next few months, so be sure to follow @RecruitGeorgia on Twitter/X to hear the latest on the senior and athletes everywhere in Georgia.