Last year as Texas Player of the Year, Riley Dodge put up some amazing numbers and in two years he hopes to be doing the same at a big-time college program.
The 6-foot, 180-pounder racked up 4,300 yards through the air and 1,300 on the ground for a combined 67 touchdowns (54 passing and 13 rushing).
What do coaches see in the talented field general?
"I think I'm a very accurate quarterback and can distribute the ball all over the field," said Dodge. "My speed (4.4) and legs are a big attribute, because when things break down I can still make something happen or just open up a defense."
said LSU is a team that he has followed over the years and that he has been a
fan of head coach Les Miles since he was at
"The tradition and atmosphere at LSU is great," said Dodge. "SEC football, it just doesn't get any better. You play against the top athletes and players week in and week out. The school and the fans just make it seem like a great place to be. They just put up victories."
that said, though, an early favorite is the Texas Longhorns. His father, Todd
Dodge, played quarterback for
grew up a Longhorn fan," said Dodge. "I'm going to their junior day this
weekend. Other teams I like right now besides UT and LSU are
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Dodge also said he liked what he saw out of LSU's offense last year.
"They were really able to spread the ball around to so many guys," he said. "That's what I like to do, is distribute the ball. Plus, they just have so many athletes there who can make big plays. I've gotten hand written letters from Les Miles, so hopefully something will happen with that."
Whoever Dodge decides to play for will have him in school an extra semester. He currently holds a 3.2 GPA and said he is graduating early so he can enroll in college.
"Hopefully I will have decided before the season starts," he said. "Or, at least have a good idea of where I want to go. I won't rush anything, but if I have my choice I'll have already made that decision."
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