UCLA on Another S.D. Prospect

UCLA is going to San Diego quite a bit with the 2007 class, and could go south again for Todd Doxey, the 6-1, 175-pound safety prospect from San Diego (Calif.) Hoover. With a Pac-10 offer under his belt, what would Doxey do if UCLA offered him a scholarship?

UCLA already has commitments from two San Diego area residents, in quarterback Chris Forcier, from San Diego St. Augustine, and Nate Chandler, the tight end from San Diego Mira Mesa.

While San Diego (Calif.) Hoover two-way standout Todd Doxey (6-1, 175) could be the top defensive player in the San Diego section this fall, and Doxey has three scholarship offers under his belt.

"Oregon offered me last Monday," said Doxey. "Colorado State and San Diego State offered me before that."

Doxey said that five other schools have made strong pitches for him: UCLA, Arizona State, Arizona, USC and Washington. "I'd say that my top five is UCLA, Arizona State, Oregon, USC and San Diego State. UCLA is my leader. They could offer me soon. They said that they're waiting on my SAT score. I took it on May 6th, so I should be getting my results soon," said Doxey, who has a 3.2 GPA.

An offer from the Bruin staff wouldn't necessarily garner a commitment from the safety. Doxey said, "Even if they offer, I'd still wait. I want to see my other offers before I decide."

Doxey said that several coaches have visited the Hoover campus this spring, including UCLA, USC, San Diego State, UNLV and Oregon State. He attended Junior Days at UCLA, Oregon and San Diego State.

And going to UCLA's Junior Day was very informational for Doxey. "(UCLA Assistant) Coach (Dino) Babers has been recruiting me for a while. I talked with him at Junior Day and he said that they really liked me and that they could offer me this spring," said Doxey.

Doxey will next be on the Westwood campus in late June for the 3-Day Camp. He'll also attend the USC 1-Day Camp next month.

A talented basketball player, Doxey said some schools have showed an interest in him for the hardwood, but he will not play AAU basketball this summer and said that football is where he wants to play in college. He said, "I'm not doing AAU this summer. I'll play for Hoover next season, but this summer is only for football. I'm getting most of my attention for football. That's what I want to play in college," said Doxey.

Doxey was the Western League Defensive MVP as a junior in 2005, the same league that produced Miami-signee Josh Holmes and Nebraska-signee Anthony West.

Playing free safety for Hoover last season, Doxey had 97 tackles, five interceptions, five forced fumbles and three defensive touchdowns and was an all-state underclass selection. At receiver, Doxey had 45 catches for 841 yards and nine touchdowns.

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