Safety Prospect Todd Doxey

The 6-1, 170-pound safety/receiver, Todd Doxey from San Diego Hoover, has a couple of scholarship offers, and he favors two Pac-10 schools, one in which he recently visited for Junio Day...

San Diego (Calif.) Hoover two-way star Todd Doxey (6-1, 170) has two early leaders for his services, both Pac-10-schools that haven't offered him a scholarship as of yet.

"Right now my leaders are UCLA and Arizona State," Doxey said.

To date, he has offers from San Diego State and fellow Mountain West school, Colorado State. He said he is, though, getting serious attention from the Pac-10, particularly UCLA, ASU, Oregon, USC, Washington, California and Washington State.

The Western League Defensive MVP last season, Doxey played both safety and receiver, racking up 97 tackles, five interceptions, five forced fumbles and three defensive touchdowns while being named an all-state underclass selection on defense. At receiver, he totaled 45 catches for 841 yards and nine touchdowns.

With good size and quickness, Doxey would like to play on both sides of the ball in college, at receiver and safety, even though he concedes that most schools are recruiting him as a safety.

He also considers himself a good basketball player, and has received several honors for his contributions on the hardwood. But when his high school career comes to an end, he'll hang up the sneakers and stick with the cleats. "I'm getting recruited mainly for football, so I'm going to stick with football," said Doxey.

Even though Doxey grew up close to San Diego State, he said it wouldn't influence his decision. "I didn't have a real favorite growing up," Doxey said. "I guess San Diego State would have been it since it's close to home."

With the hometown school having offered, Doxey said he's really looking to play in the Pac-10. He said, "I'm wanting to leave San Diego, and I'm open to leaving the state, but if I could play in California, that would be better. I know my family wants to come see me play."

Doxey attended the Junior Days at San Diego State and at UCLA recently and even though UCLA didn't extend a scholarship offer he's not discouraged.

"I think UCLA is going to offer me soon. (UCLA assistant) coach (Dino) Babers and I have talked and he said they could offer me before too long," said Doxey.

So would an offer from the Bruins be enough to end it? "Nah, I want to take all my visits and then I'll decide," he said. "I'm in no rush. I want to see what other schools I get offers from before I decide."

This spring and summer, Doxey will be at the Scout.com Combine in Los Angeles, the Nike Camp and team camps at UCLA and USC.

Academically, Doxey is holding down a 3.75 GPA and will take the SAT on May 6th.


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