Boyce ready for Husky career to start

Players always pop up out of nowhere during the recruiting process and none were more of a surprise than Allan Hancock TE Dorson Boyce. He visited Washington between Christmas and New Years and made a commitment while he was on his official visit. Now, over six months later, the talented tight end is ready for his Husky career to get started and that will happen at the end of the month...

"I actually just finished up my classes," Boyce told late last week. "Me and the (Washington) coaches had hoped I could get finished in time to be on campus during spring ball, but I had two classes I needed to take and it was too late to register for them, so I had to get that done."

Boyce, who measures in at 6-2, 250, was an All-Region tight end selection for the Bulldogs in 2008, posting 18 receptions for 271 yards and three touchdowns while gaining most of his recognition as a blocker for a team that averaged just under 300 yards rushing per game.

"The coaches really liked my physical nature and what I can do as a blocker, but they said they were also surprised by my soft hands and how good of a receiver I was," Boyce said. "I know that they had a good spring practice up there and they have two guys (Kavario Middleton and Chris Izbicki) who are already established up there, so I'm going to come in there and work as hard as I can to get on the field, but it will all be about who competes the best and who gets the job done."

Boyce said he's been in contact with the Washington coaching staff during the offseason once a week and that he's looking forward to getting to Seattle as soon as possible.

"Not being there for spring ball was frustrating for me," Boyce said. "But I used the time to work out and do the things I needed to do to get ready and show up ready to go this summer.

"I'll be up there at the end of June to start summer classes and to begin working out with my teammates. I really can't wait because it's a dream come true to be able to play ball in the Pac 10."

We'll have more from Boyce in the next month and get an update from him on how his transition to Seattle is going.

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