Dan Doering Names a Leader

Iowa has been heavily recruiting Barrington (Ill.) offensive tackle Dan Doering since last winter, and he has been among their top targets. We gave you an update on Doering's recently concluded official visit to Iowa earlier this week, and Allen Wallace of SuperPrep spoke with Doering on Wednesday night. For the first time during the recruiting process, Doering has named a leader among his final three schools of Iowa, Oklahoma and Tennessee. Read this update to see who is in the lead...

Barrington (Ill.) offensive lineman Dan Doering (6-6, 290, 5.0, Scout.com's #6 OL) now has a leader with Iowa (12/10 official trip) over Oklahoma (11/13) and Tennessee (11/6).

"My leader is Iowa right now and it's a slight lead they have over the other two schools," says Doering. "Oklahoma falls in as my number two school.

"My official visit there went good. I was able to meet a lot of the recruits including Rafael Eubanks (offensive lineman), Dace Richardson (offensive lineman) and Anthony Moeaki (tight end). There were like sixteen recruits there for this official visit. We all had a real fun weekend.

"My host was Seth Olsen (offensive lineman) and I got to talk to him a lot. He gave me a good run-down on what Iowa is like. He's a very level-headed guy just like everybody else at Iowa. They are all really nice people there.

"The highlight of the trip was hanging out with the players and recruits, and just having a fun time. It was really nice that this trip was good and relaxing.

"The opportunities for the recruits that could end up going there are great. The coaches there are great and the possibilities for the future of that program are enormous.

"I had a great time overall. The coaches sat down with me and asked me what was going on right now. But I'm done with the whole recruiting-speeches-deal from coaches. I heard it all and seen it all these past few months. I'm really going to think this one through and wait to make my decision at the U.S. Army All-American game (1/15).

"I've gotten to know the guys at Iowa well. You know I've been there a number of times. I've always liked the school and I love Iowa and Iowa City. It is full of great people and I get along well with them all. And with some of the recruits that committed there this past weekend it would be comfortable for me to go in there and already know some people.

"I don't plan on taking any more official visits this season…no, not now.

Barrington finished 6-4 on the season.

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