Doering Discusses Recruiting Trail

Dan Doering is looked at as one of the finest offensive line prospects in America this year and many programs have taken notice, one of those being Nebraska. Doering has taken multiple visits to Iowa but has yet to pull the trigger. Does he have a timetable in mind for when he will make a decision? What does he think of Nebraska in general?

Dan Doering's wants are pretty basic: a place where he feels at home where he feels he can expand his skills and contribute as best he can.  One such place he may find himself as of February is the University of Nebraska.  One thing that Doering especially likes about the Cornhuskers is their coaching staff.  "Like most of the colleges I'm interested in, Nebraska has a really good staff. Coach Callahan and Coach Wagner, both of those two make a great O-line team."  Doering also enjoys what Nebraska offers as an overall program.  "Nebraska is known as a place for great football and a great fan base."


Right now, Coach Bill Callahan, Defensive Coordinator Kevin Cozgrove and Offensive Line Coach Dennis Wagner are heavily recruiting Doering to help revitalize the Nebraska pipeline of great offensive linemen.  Doering states that he does not have any leaders for his services at this time.  When Doering visited Lincoln unofficially this past summer, he saw a lot that he enjoyed.  "It's a good fit for me.  It's the real deal and I was kind of sold on it.  Lincoln seemed like a nice town.  I could see myself there," he said.


Doering said that he is definitely interested in the possibility of becoming a Cornhusker and visits Nebraska on the December 17th weekend.  When asked if he feels he can have an immediate impact, Dan mentions that he's not really the type of make that sort of an assumption early on.  "I don't really think of myself as a hot shot or anything.  Once the season's over, I'm going to see how the competition is at my new school and see how I can do."  


Doering plans to make all five official visits before coming to a decision.  Right now, he has official visits planned for Iowa, Nebraska, Notre Dame and will choose between Miami, Oklahoma and Tennessee for the final two visits.  Doering also is doing well in the classroom with a current 3.2 GPA out of a 4.0 scale.  Doering's team is starting the first round of the playoffs and is 6-3 overall.


Wherever Dan ends up, the school is going to inherit a fantastic offensive line athlete and a student that will make the university proud.

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