WR Has Speed, Likes UM

At 6-feet and 190 pounds, Washington (D.C.) Gonzaga standout wide receiver Doug Dutch ended last season as one of the top players in the Maryland/D.C. area. However, that wasn't good enough for Dutch so he decided to attend a few camps this summer to prove it.

"I had some fun this summer," Dutch said. "I went to camps at UVA, North Carolina, Maryland, and Florida. They all had already offered me but I just wanted to go to all of them to see where I stacked up against other receivers. I think I did pretty well and played as well as they thought I would."

One of the most impressive things about his four camp experiences is the best 40-time.

"I ran 4.3's and a 4.4 at Florida but when I got tested at Virginia, I was ready," he said. "I was all warmed up and felt like I was at top speed. They got me at 4.21 on their watches. That's my best time ever."

Regardless of what the watches said at those camps, Dutch is clearly one of the top wide receiver prospects in the entire country.

As a junior last season, he caught 16 passes for 337 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, he had three interceptions, recovered three fumbles, and scored three defensive touchdowns. On special teams, Dutch had three touchdowns on kickoffs (53.4 -yard average) and three on punt returns (12.8- yard average).

As you can see, the playmaking ability is there and coupled with his exceptional athletic ability, Dutch is getting plenty of national recruiting attention.

"I have 20 offers right now," he said. "When I was at the Florida camp the coaches told me that I was as good as any of the receivers there. That included Xavier Carter and Mike McIntosh, two of the top guys in Florida."

Dutch, who played running back as a freshman and has doubled as a WR and DB ever since, said he's in no hurry to make a decision.

"I don't even have a top five right now," he said. "Towards the end of August I'll narrow it down. Right now the only two schools that I know I'll be taking official visits to are Florida and Michigan. They'll both be late in the season or after it."

The standout receiver talked about some other programs that might make the final cut next month.

"I'm still looking at the other three schools I camped at too," he said. "Virginia, North Carolina, and Maryland are all good places. I'm also hoping for an offer from Miami, too."

Dutch talked more about his interest in the Hurricanes and vica-versa.

"Miami was recruiting me in the spring and everything," he said. "I spoke to coach Vernon Hargreaves on the phone. He was saying mostly about how they're interested in me and might be offering later in the year. I just know Miami's a great program but I don't know much else. I really don't know anything about the coaches and stuff like that and they haven't been recruiting me as hard as the other ones yet. If they offered me, I'd definitely be very interested."

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