Offensive line coach Mitch Browning extended an offer to Dovich after seeing him in-person Monday. Rutgers associate head coach Norries Wilson has also been in to see Dovich.
"I was pretty surprised," Dovich said. "It's great to see my work is starting to finally pay off. Playing in the Big Ten has always been a dream to me, so knowing I have an offer there feels great."
Dovich was impressed with his initial research on Rutgers. He remains new to the Scarlet Knights after following primarily Midwest schools growing up.
"It seems like a really good place, a good family atmosphere," Dovich said. "I'm definitely interest in their program, for sure. I saw a video of a bunch of their past players coming back like it's a big family. That's definitely a big thing."
Browning and Dovich have plans to speak Monday night. The 6-foot-5, 285-pound offensive lineman aims to set up a Rutgers visit and learn more about the school.
"I think [Browning] is a really nice guy, and he knows a lot about everything," Dovich said. "I'm going to call him tonight and get to know him a little more."
South Dakota State was the first school to offer Dovich, who picked it up last week.
"I felt amazing because it was my first one," he said. "I've been dreaming of playing college football since as long as I can remember. I was speechless."