Kamiak OL has two in sights

Bobby Dockter is a 6-5, 285-pound offensive lineman from Mukilteo (Wash.) Kamiak, and Bobby has been busy checking out schools this summer and also has taken his leadership role with the Knights seriously. He's gone to passing tournaments in Canada and Pullman, Washington, even though he never got to compete at all. It just goes to show Dockter's commitment to giving back to the program that has given him so much.

"Well, our guys are pretty young, and the one receiver that's going to be a senior this year didn't play last year at all," Dockter told TheInsiders.com after returning from the Big Kahuna Passing Challenge in Burnaby, BC. "But I understand that they are new and that any experience we can get as a team before it counts is going to be beneficial."

The Big Kahuna also hosts a lineman challenge, but the Knights weren't represented by the now famous 'Dozers. "We didn't field a team this year because transportation fell through, but I went up because I'm a team captain and also because I have a minivan," Bobby said, matter-of-factly.

So what about the rest of the summer? "Well, after a couple of days of practice we'll go up to Warm Beach and just focus on football and building our team," said Dockter. "We'll get away from everything."

Dockter is also doing a speed and conditioning camp through Cascade Rehabilitation right now.

He recapped his Stanford team camp experience. "It was really hot, I got pretty dehydrated, which was a bummer," he said. "It was 100-105 degrees there, which the coaches assured me that it was unseasonably hot. Other than the heat it was good.

"I spent a lot of time with Alex Fletcher. I think he committed to them back in February. We just hung out, he gave me a little tour of what was there. We were kind of buddy-buddy. And then Coach (Steve) Morton gave me a bigger tour of the facilities. I really liked it down there and I really like Coach Morton."

Dockter plays tackle for Kamiak, but it's unclear where he'll play in college. "Well, I think they (Stanford) liked me as a guard originally, but when they saw my footwork they might try to use me as a tackle as well. It's still up in the air."

The other college camp Bobby attended was Washington, his second year in a row. "It didn't really have an impact at all," Dockter said of the circumstances surrounding former UW head coach Rick Neuheisel. "I was more worried with meeting Coach (Dan) Cozzetto because it was Coach (Brent) Myers last year. I got to know Coach Cozzetto more this summer. Both coaches are pretty similar and I think they both would be good coaches to work with.

"There were some new drills I learned, like a new handwork drill using a punching bag. And last summer they focused on one-on-ones, but this year they gave us a whole line. So I worked on the same line with (Aaron) Klovas, (Casey) Bulyca and (Ryan) Bush. The other big difference this summer is that they had some really good defensive linemen there. There was a guy from California that was really good, and Ishmael Easton was really good too. He was banging it around pretty good."

Bobby also attended Oregon's half-day camp. "It was good," he said of the experience he had in Eugene. "I got to meet Coach (Neal) Zoumboukos and got a chance to see all the facilities. It was more information gathering for me."

Dockter has written offers from Stanford and Oregon State, as well as a verbal offer from Washington. He's anticipating official visits to Washington and Stanford anticipated, but also Oregon and Oregon State. "I would probably visit Oregon State too, just because they offered me," he said. "Oregon has told me that they want to see some film of my first couple of games before they offer.

"Washington State is starting to recruit me a little bit. I went over with my teammates to a passing league and I got a chance to see their facilities. It's nice over there. It's a nice environment.

"Distance isn't an issue for me. That won't influence me at all."

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