Dobbs turned heads at camp

Florida continues to have daily mini-camps for prospects and they continue to bring in talent that has them looking hard for the future. Fairburn (Ga.) Landmark Christian School tight end Sam Dobbs is one of those prospects that the staff wanted to come in, work, out and try the coaching by assistant Derek Lewis. He did all of that and now Florida will look at him seriously for his senior season.

On Monday, Sam Dobbs got a lot of work in front of Lewis and showed a great deal of ability in the process. The more he played well, the more reps he got, and he just kept performing at a high level. Afterward he was tired from the work, but appreciative.

"It was good work," Dobbs said. "One of the best camps I've been to. Even though it was a mini-camp they really worked us and taught us a lot of good tips and instruction. I really thank Coach Lewis and Coach Muschamp for putting it on."

"They liked everything about me, my agility, catching the ball, running routes, they just liked everything about me," said the 6-foot-4, 215 pound tight end. "They want me to get my speed up a little bit because it's not up to par. I am going to work on that throughout the summer and the season. I will reach out to coach when I get it down and we'll take it from there."

Lewis knew about Dobbs before this week, but it looks as though he will spend more time recruiting the young man moving forward.

"I've stayed in contact with him, been reaching out to him and he has occasionally talked to me," Dobbs said of Lewis. "I just need to keep working and good things will happen in the future."

While on campus Dobbs got to see a great deal of the facilities at Florida. Everything he saw on Monday has Florida high on his mind.

"I walked a little bit inside the facilities a little bit, and my dad and I will run and look at the campus a little bit after," he said. "I love Florida. It's definitely one of the top on my list if I get offered. I will keep hoping for the offer and take it from there."

The school to beat as of right now is Vanderbilt. The Commodores offered Dobbs this weekend and they have a lot of the things he desires about a college choice.

"Vanderbilt is really high, they offered me a couple of days ago," he said. "That is tops on my list so far. I have nine. I just love the area, the coaches and the staff. Coach Mason is a really great guy. He gets into it and fires me up a little bit. The tight end coach, Coach Gdowski, is really a good Christian man and I love that about him. Plus the area, I am a huge musician. I play guitar, drums, and piano. That is right in the middle of Nashville, so it is really a place to me."

The Gators would like one more tight end in the 2015 class. To that end they are still searching, but Dobbs is certainly one to keep tabs on moving forward.


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