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Dobard picks The U

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New Orleans (La.) Edna Karr tight end Standish Dobard saw his recruitment take off after a top performance earned him MVP honors at the Army All-American Combine in January. The 6-foot-5, 235-pound prospect picked up offers from all over the country but especially SEC territory.
On Wednesday the Rivals250 prospect decided to make a commitment but, a bit surprisingly, it was not to an SEC program.
"I just committed to Miami," Dobard said on Wednesday afternoon. "I'm down here on a visit. I just decided to take a little unofficial visit down here.
"I just fell in love with everything I've seen. I absolutely love the school and the coaches here."
Dobard was able to break the news to the Hurricane head coach in person.
"Coach Al Golden and I were both just sitting in the room when I told him I wanted to play at The U," he said. "I just felt that it was the right time to [commit].
"He was really excited. He told me that I made the best decision possible for me. It was definitely cool to see him so excited."
Dobard said that, other than what he saw while on campus, there were a number of factors that led him to choose Miami.
"It was just something that I had felt in my heart for a while," he said. "My heart was just telling me I needed to commit. I felt like this is where I'm going to be the best and I'm going to reach my full potential. They have a great history of really good tight ends here."
Dobard is ranked as the No. 8 tight end and the No. 208 overall prospect in the nation.
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