Damien Dozier’s stay at Virginia Episcopal School (Lynchburg, VA) was brief but productive. Primarily an outside linebacker, the 6’4”, 215-pound prospect racked up close to 130 tackles with seven sacks in 2013, helping VES capture a VIS Division 1 state championship. In addition, “I got a chance to really pick my grades up,” Dozier said. “Football was great. It was just a real pleasure to be part of that program.”
Before transferring to VES for the 2013/2014 school year, Dozier attended Enloe High School (Raleigh, N.C.). He was originally scheduled to graduate in May of 2014 but reclassified to the class of 2015 when he transferred to VES. Dozier now plans on transferring back to a public school in Raleigh this fall with the intent of graduating in December and enrolling in college in January of 2015.
Dozier’s college opportunities are approaching double-digits.
“Virginia Tech, Cincinnati, U-Conn, Marshall, Delaware State, Maine… I know I’m leaving out a school or two, but these are most of the ones off the top of my head with offers on the table,” said Dozier, who is optimistic that the hometown NC State Wolfpack will come through soon as well.
Dozier has attended three college camps this spring, including Clemson, NC State and Virginia Tech. This Saturday’s University of Virginia football camp is the only camp that remains for the athletic defender, who plans on making his verbal commitment by the end of the summer.
“I don’t quite have a clear favorite,” Dozier said. “There are certain things I really like about all the schools. There are definitely ones I like more than others, but right now I’m trying to keep my options open. Two of those schools are Tech and Cincinnati. I really like Clemson as well but I didn’t get the offer.”
Dozier discussed what he likes about Virginia Tech, which is recruiting him as a defensive end.
“With Tech, specifically I have a really good relationship with my recruiter, [Cornell] Brown. He would also be my position coach, which is cool,” Dozier said. “I like that they are very family oriented. It seems like one big family there. I’m comfortable around the players, which is something I’m looking for. They are good in the major I want, which is Business.”
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