Could Dobson End Up An Option QB?

Quarterback Matt Dobson, a junior at North Florida Christian in Tallahassee, Fla., has been offered by Georgia Tech and is seriously considering becoming a Yellow Jacket. The 2012 recruit visited Tech a few weeks ago for Junior Day and was impressed with the coaching staff and program. Looking back, Dobson liked everything he saw and thought the campus was a good blend of what he is seeking.

"Education is important to me, and football is very important too," Matt Dobson said. "Atlanta's not too far from my home, and Georgia Tech would provide a lot of good opportunities."

After a visit to South Florida this afternoon, Dobson said he expected the Bulls to extend an offer his way in the near future. But as for now, Georgia Tech remains his only offer on the table. And despite not running the triple option at NFC, he is confident that he would be a quick learner.

"It's a different offense, and it may take a little while to get used to, but I would definitely be open to playing in Tech's offense," Dobson said. "In their offense, the quarterback is very important, so I like that."

Dobson also mentioned that a few other schools have been looking at him for help in their defensive secondary, but the coaches at Georgia Tech are only interested in seeing him play quarterback if he plays college ball in Atlanta.

Growing up a casual fan of the Florida Gators, Dobson said that he has no "dream school" in the recruiting process, so the Yellow Jackets rank just as high as anyone. Additionally, he said that the ACC Championship won by Tech in 2009 makes the program more attractive, and that he won't hold the struggles of last season affect him.

"2010 isn't a factor, because they were only a couple of plays here and there from possibly being in the ACC Championship game," Dobson said, in reference to the Yellow Jackets.

As the recruiting process continues, Dobson is also focused on improving his team at NFC in the 2011 season. His freshman year, they won the state championship, but missed the playoffs entirely in 2010. For his senior year, he wants to see one thing only.

"I don't just want to get back to the playoffs – I want to win state," Dobson said. Top Stories