Jefferson Dor at the recent Rutgers Camp
Jefferson Dor stands in at 6-foot-3 and 180-pounds, and despite his excellent physical attributes, Dor remained a virtual unknown as a Junior while playing behind a pair of Division-1 recruits. However, all that began to change at the Nike Camp held this past April 9th, 2006.
"The only camp I had been to was the Nike Camp held earlier this year. I did pretty well and I had Top 10 for my position," stated Dor.
More specifically, Dor timed out at a 4.61-40, a 4.21-shuttle, displayed impressive strength with 14 reps at 185-pounds (tied for 3rd among all WRs), put together an impressive vertical jump of 36-inches (tied for 1st among all WRs and 10th among all participants).
Dor, by way of Atlantic HS (Delray Beach, FL), was one of the most impressive Wide Receiver prospects at Palm Beach Lakes earlier this month. And coaches have noticed by showing the big target plenty of attention. Though no offers have come in yet, schools such as Louisville, UCLA, Minnesota, Rutgers, and Ohio have been actively recruiting him.
"Rutgers, Minnesota, UCLA, Louisiana-Lafayette, and Florida all came by the school (during the early evaluation period)," stated Dor. "Many of the coaches told me they're waiting on offering until they see me play."
Dor continues to work hard during the offseason, and was on hand at the University of Miami Camp this past weekend (SOR.com will catch up with Dor in the coming days to issue an update on his performance). But for now, Dor understands he needs to continue to improve and if he does so the offers will take care of themselves.
"My speed is something I need to improve on. I wish I could run faster but I'll just have to keep working hard at it and get better."
Already a 4.6-second-and-change runner Dor will have a number of college recruiter's eyes on his in-season performances this upcoming fall.
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