Junior to watch - Bobby Dockter

Bobby Dockter is a 6-6, 285-pound tackle from Mukilteo (Wash.) Kamiak, and we caught up with Bobby last summer at the 2002 Big Kahuna passing league tournament up in Burnaby BC. Bobby was barely out of 10th grade and huge. Well, he's getting bigger and getting ready to focus on his college recruitment. He already has one solid Pac-10 offer and another one ready to hit his doorstep at any time.

"My goal this year is to make it at least to regionals," Dockter told Dawgman.com about his track exploits this spring. "I want to throw at least 49 feet in the shot, 145 in the disc and 150 feet in the javelin. I've hit those marks before, but not in competition."

Is track something he wants to also pursue in college? "Well, it's something I enjoy, but football is number one," he said. "It keeps me off the couch too, eating twinkies."

College football coaches are doing their best this May to keep Bobby off the couch. "Well, just 2 or 3 minutes ago I talked to Oregon's offensive line coach (Neal Zoumboukos)," Dockter said. "We really didn't talk about too much. He just wanted me to be aware of some dates he would like to see me at, like their half-day camp on June 15th. That way I could get some one-on-one contact with the coaches.

"And today, the offensive line coach from Stanford, Coach Morton, came by school, but it wasn't really anything in depth. Just getting a chance to meet him. There hasn't been a coach I've met that I haven't liked."

The Ducks' and Cardinal's interest in Dockter is for real. But don't count out the hometown Huskies. "I'd say the schools that have been recruiting me the hardest are Stanford, Oregon and Washington," Bobby said. "Those are the schools I know the most about. I know the most about Washington. I've been to their junior day and also went to their summer camp. That's when I got to know more about the location and also their coaches. I also went to a couple of their games last year."

Something interesting happened to Bobby and some other recruits at Washington's junior day. "Well, they haven't offered anything official (scholarship) to me yet," he said. "At Junior Day they had a group of players they took aside and told us that we were the cream of the crop and that all of us most likely would get offers and they would be offered in May.

"Well, it's May now, but I'm not in any hurry. It's still really early, but I'd say the two strongest schools right now for me are Washington and Stanford, and anything can happen."

The Cardinal picked the perfect time to offer Bobby a full scholarship. "It was back on April 2nd, which was also my birthday," he said. "It was a good day to do it."

Dockter was also invited to Oregon's and Stanford's junior day, but couldn't attend. "I'm possibly going to go to the Oregon half-day camp on June 15th, but I'm going to Washington's camp for sure and the Seattle Nike camp," he said. "I'm also going to Stanford's camp too."

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