Combo Guard Has Game
The live period in July for ballers can make or break a summer. It's the chance to get out in front of hundreds of college coaches to show their stuff. It's no surprise when you see kids change positions or even teams for the shot of maximizing their skills and exposure, and the bonus of having a coach notice. Andrew Dotson of Arlington Martin High School is one of those recruits whose seized the moment. It's resulted in four offers and more interest, Arkansas State, Lehigh, Colombia and Texas State have all ponied up. Texas Tech, Creighton and Texas A&M are programs that have reached out and expressed interest. The Bobcat Coaching Staff saw him play in a tourney leading up to the Duncanville GASO and the pursuit was on. He's already had a lengthy talk with Head Coach Danny Kaspar and the Bobcat's head man has made an impression. "I had a good 20-25 minute talk with Coach Kaspar. I really had a good feel with him. He knows what he's doing. When you got a coach that has won that many ball games, 14th all time, take a program and rebuild, I got a good feel for that," said Dotson. Another bonus is that San Marcos is just the right distance, not too close and not too far from home. Andrew isn't opposed to going far away from home, but being the perfect distance and being able to experience the whole college phenomenon is something he also wants. On the floor, Dotson is an extremely skilled combo guard who has incredible handles, can shoot from deep, or get to the hole. He has good size standing in at 6'3", but will have to add some weight at 165lbs. He's what the staff wants in a guard, the ability to play either spot. Those same dribbling skills have earned him the nickname of "White Chocolate." The same nickname that former University of Florida star and Sacramento King, Jason Williams, famously carried. It's a lofty comparison, but Dotson wants to be sure that he's known for more than just being a dribbler. In the recruiting process the Bobcats have his attention and so far Andrew is reciprocating the interest. "Coach Kaspar has a great track record and he also told me about the camps. I've passed through Texas State once before and I saw the river where everybody going tubing. It's a great campus," said Dotson. As the AAU circuit winds down, in the next month he prepares to start his senior year and line up any visits for the fall that will help form his final decision. Nothing is final yet, but San Marcos could very well be a destination. "I'm going to take a visit, probably during the school year. I'm really looking forward to it. I plan on taking an official there. I'm not 100% sure yet, but right now, I think taking an official to Texas State is on my agenda," said Dotson. The early signing period is just over four months away and Andrew will be taking time to sit down and talk with his family. He's looking for the right situation and the right feel. Taking those official visits will help, and as of right now it looks like Texas State is in line for one.
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