Dobbs brings the heat off the edge for Nassau

As one of the top pass-rushers in the Northeast Conference in 2011, Nassau DE Billy Dobbs (6-4, 255) has already garnered quite a bit of early attention on the recruiting front. So far, four schools have extended offers and more schools could be getting in the mix very soon...

Dobbs enjoyed a solid prep career at Essex County High School in New Jersey, but he was unable to qualify for a scholarship to a four-year school.

"Originally, I went to Butler down in Kansas, but that place just wasn't for me," Dobbs told recently. "I just felt like coming back so I could be closer to home and Nassau was the right fit. They always have talent here and the coaches are really great at getting guys ready for the next level."

As a freshman in 2011, Dobbs used his outstanding speed and athleticism to post 28 tackles, 13 tackles-for-loss and 4.5 sacks for the Lions and he's been hard at work this offseason getting ready for what he hopes is an even better sophomore campaign.

"I've been working on both my strength and my speed a lot," Dobbs said. "My footwork needed to be better than it was and that's something else I've been focused on."

On the recruiting front, Dobbs has already hauled in offers from four schools and more schools appear poised to extend offers in the future.

"I have offers from Savannah State, Morgan State, Delaware State and Connecticut," Dobbs noted. "U-Conn is my first BCS type offer and Kansas, Kansas State, Syracuse and a couple of other schools have shown interest in me, but right now, those are the schools that have offered."

Dobbs redshirted his first year at Butler, back in 2010, so after this season he will have two years to play two. He will graduate in May of 2013 with his AA degree so he will go all the way until February before he signs.

We will have more from Dobbs in the near future as he gets closer to beginning his sophomore season.

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