Northwestern is the only school not located in the southeast, but Dobson said the distance isn't an issue.
"It's not really a huge factor, I wouldn't mind the distance if I went there," Dobson said.
Dobson has not had a chance to visit NU this summer, however, and said that if he does visit, it probably won't happen until the fall. According to Dobson, the NU coaches are holding out on an offer until they seem him in person.
"They wanted me to come to a camp this summer, but I couldn't fit it in," he said. "They normally don't offer quarterbacks until they seem them in person, so they haven't offered me yet."
Despite the lack of an offer to this point, Dobson remains optimistic that an offer will come if the coaches see him in person.
"I think it's a definite possibility," he said. "If I visit and perform well, or if I have a good season and they see my film, it's a definite possibility."
Several factors have contributed Dobson's interest, but the academics and conference of Northwestern stand out most.
"The academics there are great," Dobson said. "It's a BCS conference, so that helps. They play some great competition every year with Ohio State and teams like that."
What might peak Dobson's interest most in Northwestern, however, is the fact that it's a program on the rise.
"They have a chance to do something special up there," he said. "They're building a program, and that's a great thing. They can compete for a Big Ten championship and surprise a lot of people, and that's definitely something that I like."