The former All-State performer from Edmond Memorial and the All-SWJCFC performer at NEO A&M Junior College that helped lead the Norsemen to a conference title is making catches and is also a really good blocker having honed that skill on the Cowboys record-setting return units last season.
Doolittle is a "get with the program" kind of guy and when asked about a theme for this spring, he agrees with the push for toughness.
"Yes, that is a big emphasis this spring, getting tougher and mentally tougher," Doolittle said. "Definitely get to where we can physically wear a team out. As for me, anytime we can get to where we can hit somebody then I'm excited."
Last season Doolittle, according to Cowboys special teams coordinator Robbie Discher, became one of the best blockers on the Cowboys return units. Doolittle is a guy that takes pride in the little things and in the success of the overall unit, even if his role is not one that gets a lot of mention.
He also caught an important 32-yard pass against Texas that got the Cowboys in scoring territory and he had an eight-yard reception against West Virginia. Practice shows he has good hands and can catch the ball and he is looking to get more time on the field after playing in every game last season.
"Hopefully, we have a lot of guys that can play, so I'm going to do my best and control what I can control, come to work every day no matter if it is offense or special teams, whatever," he said in his usual humble manner.
Doolittle took a page out of running back Rennie Childs' preparation for spring playbook. Childs, looking to show the coaching staff he can handle the starting running back role, lost five pounds from 205 to 200. That's not much but it made a big difference as Childs is still plenty strong but he dropped off a 4.41 in the forty this offseason during testing.
Doolittle lost from 200 to 192 pounds and he also dropped off a sub 4.5 in the forty before the start of spring practice.
"I feel a lot better," Doolittle said when asked about the weight loss. "I'm faster than a lot of people give me credit for. I definitely gained some speed from that and people can't make fun of me for being slow."
Ok, let's get this straight, Doolittle has never been slow. But he is faster right now and it shows on the field. He doesn't appear to have lost any of his blocking ability and he still has that physical attitude, maybe more so.
It's his senior season and he wants, like any senior, for it to be special. He's already recognized he has come a long way as a walk-on in a program that Mike Gundy has made very friendly to those willing to work and earn it.
"I don't want to say surreal because that kind of sounds like I'm not confident in myself, but it's great because I've always dreamed of being here and playing for Oklahoma State and getting reps and making plays out on that field is just an awesome feeling," Doolittle added. "I'm thankful and I won't take any day for granted."
Good attitude and in good shape, Doolittle figures to be a good hand for the Cowboys this fall.