Dutch Ready for Visits

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Gonzaga (DC) wide receiver Doug Dutch will make his first official visit in a little over two weeks from now, when he goes to the University of Virginia for the weekend of November 28th through November 30th.

One of the top wide receiver prospects in the country, Dutch is excited to get the all-important official visits under way.

“I’m excited,” said Dutch of taking his visit to Virginia. “It’s in just two weeks. These official visits are going to be the determining factor [in choosing where I go to school]. I’m just going to go with the flow and see what happens.”

Following his visit to Virginia, Dutch will head to Miami on December 5th, Michigan on December 12th, childhood favorite Florida on January 9th, and Pittsburgh on January 23rd. He plans on heading to Maryland for an unofficial visit for the weekend of December 19th.

The new school to the list is the Pitt Panthers, who received Dutch’s fifth and final official visit.

“Pitt is a young team,” said Dutch. “They are doing really well this year, and they are taking four receivers [in this year’s recruiting class].”

Of the remaining top six schools, Dutch noted he “does not really have any favorites.” Virginia has certainly made it known to Dutch that he is one of the highest priorities in this recruiting class and, from watching the Cavaliers, he knows receiver is a big need.

“I know they need receivers,” said Dutch, when asked what he has learned after watching the Cavaliers season. “They told me I could come in and start as a true freshman. That’s pretty cool. I’ve probably talked to the Head Coaches at Virginia and Pitt more than any other school. It does mean something, but at the same time, I know Head Coaches are really really busy.”

Virginia’s lead recruiter for Dutch is offensive coordinator Ron Prince. He also speaks with the two Groh’s, Head Coach Al and Quarterbacks and Wide Receivers Coach Mike. He impressed the coaches during the UVA summer camp, which is when they first mentioned to him he could come in and start. Dutch says playing time “will be a factor” in his decision.

At 6-0, 190 pounds, Dutch is a speed burner who runs a 4.3 in the 40 yard dash. In terms of physical size and playing style, Dutch believes he is similar to his favorite NFL receiver Marvin Harrison.

Though he has not had the type of season he was hoping for statistically,