January 8, 2008

Dotsy set to take two official visits

Because his team made it all the way to the CIF Division III state championship game, Vaughn Dotsy did not have an opportunity to take any official visits prior to the recruiting dead period.

The 6-foot-6, 336-pound offensive lineman from Ventura (Calif.) St. Bonaventure is set to take his first trip next weekend.

"I'm going to Colorado this upcoming weekend and then the weekend after that I am going to Arizona," he explained. "Those are basically the main two colleges that I am looking at."

Running backs coach Darian Hagan is responsible for Dotsy's recruitment from the Buffaloes' staff.

"Colorado is an up and coming program," he said. "Coach Hawkins is a good coach. He helped get the program back to respectability this year. They had a better record than anybody thought they were going to have. I think their program on the rise."

Dotsy stated that Arizona currently has the lead for his signature.

"With Arizona I just feel like they want me more," he said. "I get so much respect from their coaches; I have met all of them already. I get along with the coaches really well. And I think I would fit really well into their offensive scheme. I just like the city of Tucson, too."

An all-league selection again this season as a senior, Dotsy showed toughness. He was diagnosed with planter fasciitis early in the season and then he suffered a leg injury in the seventh week of the season. Dotsy continued to play through pain the next seven games. He was forced to watch from the sidelines as his teammates defeated Central Catholic for the Division III state championship.

"I am doing well now, I had minor surgery and I am probably back to about 85 percent," Dotsy explained. "I can run and jog right now but I can't do squats and stuff in the weight room yet."

In the spring, Dotsy plans to throw the shot put and discus.

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