Dan Doering is a U.S. Army All-American, and he has arrived in Texas with several of his East teammates. Doering had one of the more relaxing trips here.
"We flew in today," said Doering. "We flew down with all of the other guys that came from Illinois. There was no one else on the plane, so we got to stretch out and stuff."
When asked if he got some strange looks from the airport crowd when these big players all boarded the same plane, Doering laughed.
"People were asking some questions about what we were doing and stuff."
What they are doing is participating in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
The U.S. Army All-American Bowl is played in San Antonio, Texas., at the Alamodome on Jan. 15, 2005, and broadcast nationally on NBC at 1 p.m., Eastern. Scout.com is a sponsor, the official selection partner and exclusive on-line partner of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, as well as the associated U.S. Army Combine for underclassmen.
Doering has not made a decision yet, but one is looming.
While we're going to have to wait another week to find out where the big man is going, Doering gave us an idea of what he is looking for in a school.
"Probably the school that I'm the most comfortable with. One where I can see myself playing with the players and the coaching staff, the strength coach there. Just the schools that fit my traits and can make me into a better player."
Doering is currently 6-6 and 290 pounds, and after the Bowl Game next weekend, he will compete in the shot and discus in the spring.
HawkeyeNation.com will be in San Antonio later this week, and will have stories and photos from the festivities, as well as some interviews & photos with Class of 2006 prospects.
Look for the Class of 2006 database to begin filling up with bios and photos in the days and weeks following the US Army All American Bowl junior combine, to be held this coming weekend.