Dausin leads Butler offensive attack

Butler lost it's offensive leader when Press Taylor headed to Marshall following the 2008 season, but they have a player replacing him that could reach even bigger heights. QB Ross Dausin (6-5, 220) can make all the throws and he's hoping a big 2009 season will lead to some D-1 scholarship offers once people see what he can do...

Dausin had a solid prep career at Warren High School in San Antonio, Texas and said he wasn't satisfied with the attention he got from college recruiters.

"I just didn't get a lot of attention," Dausin told JCFootball.com recently. "I was injured for most of my junior year and that was really the time for schools to get a good look at me, so by the time I was healthy, schools had pretty much already scouted their guys.

"One of my high school coaches had some connections up here at Butler and it just worked out for me to come here and try and see if I could get some D-1 schools interested in me."

Dausin sat behind Taylor last year and picked up some much needed pointers from the talented signal-caller.

"He was really great in how he went about preparing for the game," Dausin said. "He gave me some pointers and what I should look for in certain situations. His example has really helped me a lot.

"I talk to him at least once or twice a week. He's really excited being at Marshall. He even got in some last week when they played Virginia Tech, so things are going well for him and he checks on me and how things are going here too."

On the recruiting front, Dausin is still waiting to hear from schools who may not know that he is available to leave following the season.

"I was a full-qualifier out of high school," Dausin said. "I also redshirted last year, so I will have three years to play three if I end up signing with someone after this year.

"If not I will definitely be ready to go next year after the season, but I'd like to be a three for three guy."

In three games this year, Dausin has led Butler to a 2-1 record with their only loss coming to NJCAA number one Blinn in the first game of the season.

Dausin has gotten off to a somewhat slow start, but he has managed to throw for 684 yards, six touchdowns and three interceptions.

"I'm gaining confidence in things," Dausin said. "It's just about getting better every week and making sure you're doing what you need to do to focus on next week's opponent."

Dausin and the Grizzlies take on Air Force Prep this week.

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