Dutch was dazzled

<B>Doug Dutch</B> is a big time wide receiver prospect that Florida is trying to land. The senior from Washington D.C. took his official visit to UF this past weekend and he came away very impressed.

Doug Dutch has one tough decision to make. The senior from Washington D.C. has now visited Miami, Florida, Michigan, Virginia, and Maryland. His fifth and final visit was to the Gators this past weekend.

"Florida was much different from the others (visits)," Dutch said. "First we had a police escort to the stadium. There were fans cheering like it was game day. They had our jerseys in the locker room. They had my number (No. 15) for me. Then we modeled them and we took a group photo with all the recruits. We went to the endzone and they called our names over the PA like we were already part of the team. We then ran out to the 50 (yard-line) after they called our name and there were players waiting for us. It was a blast. I must say that the Florida visit was unique."

Aside from the game-day like experience, Dutch was also impressed with other things about the Gator program.

"Well, for me, UF is a wide receiver's paradise. They are going to a base four wide receiver set next season so there is a good opportunity for me to play. I also like the coaching staff because they are very upfront with you. They are cool and explain everything very well. Florida is right there and that visit sticks out a lot because that was my last visit."

Dutch hopes to have a decision in roughly two weeks. It's going to be tough because he's deciding between five super programs.

"Miami has that tradition, they put so many guys in the NFL, they are always good and they really develop their players.

"At Michigan, I can play early and it is also good to wide receivers. They led the Big 10 in passing last season.

"Virginia is an up and coming program and they need wide receivers too.

"Maryland is a place that I probably feel the most comfortable with. They are the home team.

"Right now, I do not have a leader. I hope to have one in two weeks after the coaches come visit."

So far, Larry Coker (Miami) is scheduled to visit him this Thursday, Ron Zook (Florida) next Monday and Al Groh (Virginia) next Tuesday.


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