Defensive End has Maryland in Mind

2013 defensive end Dean Doe feels close bond to Terp coaching staff.

Dean Doe, a 6'2” 225 lb. defensive end from Lake Braddock Secondary School in Burke, VA, lists Maryland in his top five alongside Virginia, Monmouth, William and Mary, and Temple.

The 2013 defensive end describes his interest level in Maryland as mid-to-high, citing his close relationship with the coaching staff.

“Ever since I went to their camp,” said Doe, “I feel like I've been closer with [Maryland's coaching staff] than all the other coaching staff's I've spoken with.” Doe noted that a member of Maryland's coaching staff visited him at school, and he has also kept in contact with them via telephone.

While he has yet to attend a regular season game, Doe was present at Maryland's scrimmage on August 18th, and he remembers seeing freshman Stefon Diggs make several big plays.

Doe says he is looking for a football program that “is like a family,” and he wants to go to, “a place where I can spend an extended amount of time and feel at home.” He also adds that distance is not a factor for him, he says he will go wherever he feels most comfortable.

Doe credits himself with having “raw intangibles,” and compares himself to Chicago Bears defensive end Julius Peppers and Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Brandon Graham. “I really like watching them play,” said Doe.

Doe says he worked hard this offseason on his ability to stop the run and get to the quarterback.

Doe has not taken any official visits, and says he is still working out his schedule with his coach. He has one offer from Shepherd, but he expects to receive more throughout his senior season and hopes to make a decision after his season is over.

Lake Braddock is 3-2 on the season, and Doe has recorded 34 tackles and three sacks.

Maryland will lose their top two defensive linemen, Joe Vellano and A.J. Francis, after this season, so there will be holes to fill on the defensive line for the 2013 season. They currently have commitments from Derrick Hayward, a defensive end from Wicomico HS (MD), and Kingsley Opara, a defensive tackle from Mandarin HS (FL).

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