LITTLE ROCK – Although he didn't participate in Saturday's FCA Combine because of a slight knee injury, there were plenty of college coach's eyes locked onto North Little Rock's Phillip Dokes Saturday at War Memorial Stadium.
Of course, it's tough to miss an athletic looking 6-6, 200-pounder in a bright blue shirt.
"I had really looked forward to being a part of this, but twisted my knee a little bit and didn't want to mess it up more," Dokes said. "I really think we have a chance to win the state title this year – the first 7A state title – and I'm not going to mess that up in the spring."
Dokes, the son of the former Oklahoma State star of the same name, is one of several Division 1 prospects on this season's roster for the Charging Wildcats.
He joins fellow wideout Brett Moncrief (6-4, 180, 4.49), quarterback-safety Chea Peterman (6-2, 207) and junior-to-be tailback Tim Dunn as Division I prospects for North Little Rock.
"You can see why I'm pretty excited about this next season's team,," Dokes said. "We've got a lot of guys coming back, a lot of talent at the skill positions and a great coaching staff."
Like Moncrief, Dokes is looking right now at Arkansas, Georgia Tech, Oklahoma State and Kansas State.
"I will be watching them all during the season and then taking some official visits after the season is over," Dokes said. "I am in no rush. I just want to make a good decision. I expect some offers to come in over the summer."
Dokes is planning on attending one of Arkansas' camps this summer and is currently sizing up the rest of his slate.
"I think my biggest strength is my versatility," Dokes said. "I am able to split out and catch passes, but I also pride myself on being able to block as a tight end and do what is necessary to help us in that position."
He's excited about the fact that Moncrief has transferred over from Little Rock Hall.
"You are going to have to choose – do you want to cover the 6-6 guy or the 6-4 guy?" Dokes asked. "And then we have a running game, too. We should be very good if we work hard over the summer."
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