As we’ve stated countless times over the recent months, the overall recruiting landscape is somewhat of a disaster. Beyond the ridiculously high, record-breaking number of transfers taking place, there’s also been a ton of movement from coaching staffs. While this might seem less significant to individual players, it’s actually caused somewhat of a negative trickle-down effect. Take Mike Dudley for example, someone who checks all the boxes of a Division I player, committed to an appropriate level (College of Charleston), and then has to adapt to an unforeseen situation after a coaching change. Now, the Combine Academy/Team Charlotte product is left trying to reestablish himself through no fault of his own. That being said, Dudley still has the tools and ability to be coveted for a variety of notable programs…

After collecting four other scholarships (Elon, Hofstra, Hampton, and Western Carolina), the appeal should still be fairly obvious surrounding the two-way wing. He’s a long, athletic, fluid 6-foot-5 prospect with excellent defensive prowess, an active motor, and the ability to find scoring opportunities within the flow of the action. Dudley is a strong penetrator and useful off-ball cutter with the necessary toughness to finish well through contact, but can also knock down jumpers or create for himself within two to three dribbles. While he’s a capable offensive threat, his defensive value is arguably even higher. After previously highlighting leadership with Team United, his transition to Combine Academy really showcased his usefulness as a role player. His ability to thrive within both settings is simply another strong selling point for college coaches. Add in his status as a full-qualifier, and there’s legitimately no reason to justify Dudley as an unclaimed entity. Instead of fighting with every other program over the same slew of transfer candidates, someone is going to net an excellent piece in Dudley.