August 7, 2008

New offer for three-star quarterback

Fort Worth (Texas) All Saints Episcopal quarterback Doak Raulston currently holds two scholarship offers as his senior season approaches. With an Air Force offer already in hand, Raulston's most recent interest came from Louisiana Tech just a week ago.

"I went to their camp and they said I did pretty well and I met with all of the coaches and talked to them and said that they'd keep in touch," Raulston said. "My recruiting coordinator, Coach Joseph, kept in touch and they offered me."

The new offer has the 6-foot-1, 180-pounder very interested.

"I loved everything about them," he said. "They have a history of good quarterbacks. Coach Scelfo, their offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, has worked with a lot of good quarterbacks, a lot of NFL quarterbacks."

One school that had heavy interest in Raulston was Kansas State. Had Raulston guaranteed a commitment the Wildcats would have offered. Though he was close, Raulston has yet to pull the trigger on that commitment.

"I've definitely opened things up a little more," he said. "I'm still staying in contact (with Kansas State) but I think they got a commitment from a quarterback."

Among the schools that are recruiting him, Raulston thinks that Vanderbilt, Rice and Utah could be the closest to joining his offer list. However, Raulston is ready to focus more on his team and his season.

"I like everything about those three schools too but I'm trying to focus on my team's season and I'm getting focused for that," he said. "We started this past Monday with two-a-days. It's going pretty well. I think we have a chance to be pretty good this year. We switched to Tony Franklin's spread system so we'll be throwing it around a lot. That's good for me."

Last year was Raulston's first season as a starter and that experience along with the new system has him excited about the season to come.

"Since I got one year last year under my belt the game is really slowing down for me a lot," he said.

Raulston has tentative plans to take several official visits once the season starts and two of those visits will likely be to Air Force and Louisiana Tech. A visit date has already been discussed for the latter.

"I know I'm going to Louisiana Tech," he said. "I think I'm going to come down when they play Mississippi State. I think it's the first home game and it's on ESPN. I know they're going to come down and watch me on their off week too."


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