Getting to Be Time for Doxey

Many college programs told Todd Doxey, the 6-1, 175-pound safety prospect from San Diego (Calif.) Hoover, that they wanted to see the first three games of his senior season, and Doxey has now completed those games, and gives us an update on his recruiting...

Not much has transpired after the first three games for San Diego (Calif.) Hoover safety Todd Doxey (6-1, 175). Though he's added an offer from UNLV in the first month of the season, most of the attention he's been getting has been in phone calls.

"I just finished the tape that I'm going to send to the schools this week," said Doxey. "I hope that the offers start coming in after they see that. A lot of them said that they wanted to see my first three games, so we've played three, now I'm sending the tapes out."

Doxey, the #3 safety in California by Scout.com, has six offers, from Oregon, Oregon State, UNLV, Boise State, Colorado State and San Diego State, but he is hoping that UCLA, California, Washington and Fresno State all like what they see from his film and do the same.

"Right now Oregon is probably my favorite, then UCLA," said Doxey. "Oregon has offered me and Coach (Don) Neal and Coach (Mike) Belotti have been real cool with me. I talk to Coach (Dino) Babers at UCLA and he said that they just want to see those first three games. Coach (Tyrone) Willingham has been talking to me from Washington and I think I want to take a visit there. I'm pretty wide open after that."

Doxey said he's set an official visit with Fresno State for December and anticipated finalizing a visit with Oregon on a weekend that the Ducks are playing at home. "I'm trying to see what all of the offers I get are before I decide which other visits that I want to take are," said Doxey. "I'd like to take all five of them if I can."

While most of his recruiting interest is coming as safety, Doxey said some schools have expressed interest in him as an athlete, since he's performing well as a receiver. "Honestly, I will play wherever I am needed in college, I just want to get on the field," said Doxey. "But I know the question is coming (about making a choice). I'd have to say free safety. I love to hit and make plays. I like to do the hitting instead of getting hit. I always thought my better side was offense, but I love playing defense."

Not to say receiver is out of the question, since he's been productive there this fall, scoring four touchdowns through the air so far, including a three-touchdown, eight-catch, 145-yard performance last weekend. He's also had two interceptions on the season.

This weekend, Hoover will take on fellow unbeaten Mission Hills (and elite 2008 DE prospect Jamaar Jarrett) for a shot at improving to 4-0.

"We need to just keep on winning and proving ourselves against everyone," said Doxey. As a junior, Doxey had 97 tackles, five interceptions, five forced fumbles and three defensive touchdowns, and was an all-state underclass selection in 2005. At receiver, Doxey had 45 catches for 841 yards and nine touchdowns.

Academically, Doxey has a 3.4 GPA and scored a 950 on the old version of the SAT.


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