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P. Dedos said:
Golden Goon Strikes Again this time out louisiana and finally a Tight End... 4 star/Rivals 250 TE Standish Dobard commited to the U
this kids swagga is on a trillion
New Orleans (LA) Edna Karr High School four-star TE Standish Dobard has gotten plenty of national attention and has done tons of interviews over the last few months.
Never has he mentioned the Hurricanes as high in his recruiting picture.
But today that all changed.
"I committed to Miami," Dobard said. "I wanted to surprise everybody. I knew what I was going to do, just played games. Once I got to Miami (for an unofficial visit today) and I saw what I needed to see, boom, I made it happen."
Dobard grew up a huge Hurricane fan. He says he wants to be a Cane because "It's Miami, the Miami Hurricanes, the best football program ever. I came and I saw the players and the coaches, and I saw that it's a big family. They're phenomenal coaches. I see that family, want to be part of the U. It's the U."
He committed to coaches Al Golden and Brennan Carroll at the end of a day that included sitting in on tight end meetings and touring the campus.
"When I committed they were both in the room - they were both fired up," Dobard said. "I was fired up, too.
"I said `I want to be a Hurricane!' and they were happy."
Dobard said Auburn and Georgia also factored in highly before today. He lists over 20 offers including the likes of LSU, Alabama, Florida and Florida State.
Asked how solid the commitment is, Dobard said, "It's very solid. I'm closing recruiting and looking forward to my season. There will be no other visits."
His goals at UM?
"I hope to be one of the best tight ends ever to come through Miami," Dobard said. "I hope to win a national championship and hope to go pro."
Last season he finished with 40 receptions for over 600 yards and seven touchdowns. Edna Karr High School coach Brice Brown has coached him throughout his high school career.
"On the field he's everything coaches want, is a hard worker, studies his playbook, is very versatile," Brown said. "He causes matchup problems with his athleticism. He matches up well with linebackers and dominates corners, so he's a nightmare for opposing defenses. Almost every snap he's in a different position for us - lining up at receiver, tight end, in the backfield; we try to keep the defense on its toes.
"And he's the first one in the weight room, last one out. You can't ask for more than that."
* Dobard said of Golden that "I love coach Golden. He's the man. I feel like once I come to Miami he'll be able to take care of me. He's like family. I'll come in and do my best to win a championship."
* Dobard plans to major in sports medicine.
"Miami is top 5 in the country, that's what I want to major in," he said. "It's not just about football, is about the education."
* Of what he did on the visit today, Dobard said, "I met with coach Carroll first when I got there. I watched film with the tight ends, will be at the practice (tomorrow - he leaves town on Friday). They're good people, are big, are hard working. Then I went on a tour of the campus - it's beautiful, has to be the best campus ever. It's like a campus from heaven. Then I just chilled in the office, committed and left."
He took the visit with a teammate - four-star CB Noel Ellis - and one of his coaches. Ellis has yet to receive a UM offer but is being recruited.
Last edited by DEDOS; 04-05-2012 at 10:42 PM..