Dogan Comes Back Strong After Surgery

2013 safety Corey Dogan has had an impressive 2012 campaign, while recovering from an injury.

Class of 2013 Safety Corey Dogan had a very promising junior season, totaling 121 tackles and three interceptions. He then suffered a shoulder injury that he feared might affect his senior year and hurt his college chances. However, the 5'10 183 lb. senior is coming back strong and having another impressive season at Blue Ridge High in South Carolina.

“Coming back from my shoulder surgery I feel like I've done a lot better than I thought I would,” said Dogan.

Blue Ridge is 7-0 on the year and has been blowing away the competition. “Our season has been going pretty good so far,” said Dogan, “we've been doing good defensively and offensively we've been putting up a lot of points.”

Because of the injury, Dogan was not able to attend any football camps over the summer, but he says that didn't stop him from working on his game. “I've been working on reading and closing on the ball faster when I see the ball carrier.”

Dogan had contact with the Maryland coaching staff over the summer, and says he has a high interest in the Terps.

“I just love that college and the way they play,” said Dogan of Maryland. He also says he plans on visiting Maryland at some point during his senior season.

The defensive back also describes Maryland as “underrated,” pointing out that they are a good team with a very difficult schedule. This year Maryland plays three teams currently ranked in the top 20, West Virginia, Florida State, and Clemson.

Clemson is very close to Dogan's home and they are the one school he has visited so far. He describes his visit, “It went great, I love the atmosphere and I love the way they play, they have a good football team.”

In addition to academics, Dogan's top priorities are the team atmosphere and, “how long it would take me to get out on the field.” He adds that distance is not a factor in his college decision.

Dogan has yet to receive any offers, and he is waiting until he visits more colleges until he names his favorites.

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