Even before the start of the summer, Gonzaga (DC) wide receiver Doug Dutch was rapidly becoming a hot commodity. He continues to impress college coaches with each camp visit, with the most recent being the University of Virginia.
Dutch, who is being recruited by Virginia as a wide receiver, impressed the coaches during his exhibition. He also came away impressed with the Cavaliers during his two-day visit.
“It was fun,” said Dutch of the UVA camp experience. “I got to know all of the coaches better – coach Groh, Prince, Poindexter. I did one-on-one’s for the coaches, which I think is designated for the higher targets. The coaches said they loved the way I ran routes and that I could have a chance to play early. I knew I was at the top of their list, but for them to say I could play early was a little surprising.”
The player/coach factor is very important to Dutch in his decision making process. It is what currently separates his top five schools from the rest.
“The player and coach relationship is really important,” said Dutch. “My favorites are Michigan, Tennessee, Florida, Virginia, and UNC. I have a good relationship with the coaches from each of these schools.”
By the end of the summer, the Gonzaga speedster hopes to have his official visits set in place. Currently, he knows of one school that will definitely receive an official trip.
“I know I’m going to visit Michigan,” said Dutch. “That will probably be sometime in December. I will probably know the other schools towards the end of the summer.”
Dutch has received 19 official scholarship offers. All of his favorites have offered. He has been to one-day camps at Maryland and North Carolina, and looks to visit Florida for July 12th and 13th.
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