School: New Orleans (La) Edna Karr
Recruiting: After getting scholarship offers from major programs all over, Dobard made a spring commitment to Miami following an unofficial visit during spring football. He never wavered, never visited any other schools, and enrolled early.
Scouting Report: Dobard is a prototypical tight end with his combination of size, speed, and toughness. He is a solid blocker, but he can also line up outside, and create mismatches. He can still improve his route-running and his quickness out of his cuts, but he has a good mix of what it takes to be an every down tight end on the next level. He has very strong hands, he can block down, and he can make plays. - Chad Simmons
2012 season: Dobard finished his senior season with over 500 yards receiving for a team that went 14-0 and won a state championship.
Mike's Take: This is a huge commitment for the Hurricanes. He was recruited like one of the top tight ends in the entire country. Getting him out of SEC country was always going to be difficult, even after the Canes landed an early commitment from him. To keep him on board all year, and then to get him to enroll early, was huge. He's a very athletic pass-catching weapon who has a big future ahead of him. He won't be as game-ready as Sandland right away but he'll likely be a better option than all of Miami's current tight ends, except for returning starter Clive Walford.