Dockery a frequent visitor to Pullman

RAHMEL DOCKERY BECAME the state's leader in the long jump this month, smacking a 24-1 ½ up on the scoreboard. This from a guy who stands well under 6-feet but who also cleared a record 7 feet in the high jump last year. Between track and field events, the Tacoma-area DB/WR, again, unofficially visited Washington State -- the school he says he's visited this winter and spring more than any other.

Dockery (5-10, 162) looks like a cornerback at the next level but Washington State is also talking to him about the possibility of playing receiver.

And they've been talking a lot.

"I've been out there more than I have anywhere else. I've been to the UW a lot of times but I've visited Wazzu for football more than any other college. And a lot of my friends go there," said Dockery.

The most recent trip over to the Palouse was to take in the Cougs' spring game.

"I went there with a bunch of my (Curtis High) teammates, and I talked to and met all the coaches. It was a lot of fun… We talk about camp a lot, they want me to come to their camp."

Dockery said he plans on going to WSU's camp plus a number of others though he hasn't nailed down specifics. He also plans to take part in a summer passing league involving Curtis and Skyline players.

"I'm trying to get out to as many camps as I can over the summer once school is out," said Dockery.

IN ADDITION TO Washington State, Dockery said contact has been brisk. His sole Pac-10 offer is from Washington State. He's also been offered by Idaho.

"I'm hearing from a lot of the Pac-10 schools, like Wazzu, Oregon, Oregon State, UW, UCLA, and Idaho," said Dockery.

Dockery also took in a number of spring practices at Washington with his prep coach and teammates, though he came away without a Husky offer.

"The UW coaches talked to my dad more than they talked to me about (that)," he said.

The other Northwest schools have told him an offer could be forthcoming once his grades are in from the latest term.

"Oregon Stare said that they're figuring out their offers -- Oregon and Oregon State are both waiting to see how I finish this year in my academics. So I just have to maintain my grades and they said they'd offer me school ends," said Dockery.

How are things going to that end?

"It's going really good. I have a tutor and I'm staying on top of all my classes," said Dockery.

DOCKERY A YEAR ago became the first athlete in the history of the West Central District to clear 7 feet in the high jump, and the first sophomore in all of Washington to accomplish that feat since 1977.

This year, according to, his personal best in the high jump is 6-4. But he put up a 24-1 ½ in the long jump, the top mark in the state this year and a substantial boost over his previous personal best, a 23-6 ¾ from last year. Other personal bests this track season include a 22.13 in the 200-m.

On the gridiron his junior year, Dockery logged 1,077 receiving yards with 14 touchdowns on 36 receptions. He also was an adept kickoff and punt return man.

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Washington State already has a verbal commitment from one of Dockery's Curtis teammates -- TE Max Hersey.

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