Doering Gets a Visit From the Michigan Staff

Offensive lineman <b>Dan Doering</b> from Barrington, Ill is considered one of the top prospects in the country. It's only April and the big man already has 20 offers. On the first day of the Spring Evaluation Period the Michigan coaches paid a visit to the outstanding player's school.

6 foot 6, 290 pound Dan Doering from Barrington, Ill. is projected by many to be the top prospect in a star-packed state. Michigan Head Coach Lloyd Carr and Offensive Line Coach Andy Moeller were in Barrington on Monday, the first day of the Spring Evaluation Period. While the coaches may visit the school, conversation is limited.

"Coach Carr and Andy Moeller did stop by the high school yesterday," Rick Doering, Dan's father said in an e-mail to GoBlueWolverine Magazine. "Because of the recruiting rules Dan was not able to talk with them but they did spend a lot of time talking with our coaching staff."

TheInsiders' Midwest Recruiting Analyst Chris Pool had this report after viewing film of Doering:

Positives - I don't know if I have enough room here. Long arms, great stance, bends at the knees and not at the waist. Loose ankles and hips, terrific in space and finishes every block.

Super technique, coached very well, gets out to the 2nd level (linebackers) with ease and shows very good change of direction in space. Athletic, has the footwork and speed to pull from his tackle position. Completely dominant at the high school level.

Negatives - There's always room to get better. Doering already has a strong upper and lower body but he'll also need to continue to hit the weights. He does tip off what he's doing in his stance. I knew when it was a run play and when it was a pass play. I also knew if he was going to trap or pull.

Summary - Doering could start at the D-1 level as a true freshman and he'll be facing upper classman with flawless technique. Men that weigh 250-pounds and run a 4.5 40-yard dash will be coming off the edge at the next level and he needs to understand that now and treat each opponent this year as if it's Shaun Phillips (Purdue) lining up across from him.

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