Jacob Doddridge, a 6-foot-3, 225-pound linebacker from Southlake (Texas) Carroll is one of the top defenders for one of the state's top teams and on Tuesday he was happy to report his first scholarship offer.
"West Point," Doddridge said when asked who stepped up.
"This offer is extremely important to me because I feel like the first offer is the hardest one to get. I am very happy about it and excited for the future."
Doddridge is receiving a wide array of interest from colleges right now. "Texas, Baylor, Northwestern, UCLA, Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Kansas State, Oklahoma State, Tulsa, (and) Boston College," Doddridge answered when asked about other colleges to note.
Doddridge is a multi-functional weapon, who has excelled playing any role SLC head coach Hal Wasson has asked him to play for the Dragons. He could play a number of spots in college as well.
"I am a very versatile player," Doddridge said. "I played fullback/h-back, defensive end, linebacker, and special teams successfully for Southlake."
Balancing a wrestling schedule that saw him capture a 220-pound Regional Championship Doddrige has taken unofficial trips to schools like Texas and Baylor since January 1. His most recent stop was in Waco, Texas that has formed a strong bond with his high school.
His Class of 2018 teammate Jackson Kimble has verbally committed to the Bears.
"Last weekend I visited Baylor and really enjoyed watching their practice," Doddridge reports. "They talked to me about coming to a camp this summer to evaluate me in person for an h-back role."
Doddridge will be making unofficial visits to Northwestern (4/8), Boston College (4/22), and Harvard (4/22) this spring.