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Dockery has two offers, looks for more

Two early offers have arrived for Rahmel Dockery and the University Place (Wash.) Curtis athlete had such a big junior season that he hopes more come soon. The likelihood is good because Dockery said Oregon, Oregon State, Washington and UCLA are showing lots of interest.
Dockery, who has been timed at 4.45 seconds in the 40-yard dash, has offers from Washington State and Idaho after having 1,100 receiving yards, 400 rushing yards, 600 total yards on special teams and 23 total touchdowns in his junior year.
He said Washington State is showing the most interest at this point but he's waiting to make a commitment to see which other programs get involved. University Place Curtis tight end Max Hersey has already committed to Washington State but Dockery said he plans to wait it out.
"They offered me right after my football season," Dockery said of the Cougars. "They're really nice, the coaches. Sometime they come to my school, they've come more than other coaches have. I have the closest relationship to them than any other school. Right now, they've been talking to me the most.
"I call the (Idaho) coach a lot and we talk and they've been trying to get me to come down. They're really nice, too."
Dockery is being recruited as an athlete and said he'd probably fit best at wide receiver because of his speed and athleticism but that he'd consider moving to cornerback if it helped the team. Staying on offense seems like a priority, though, if he had the choice.
"I fit best at receiver," Dockery said. "I play corner when I have to. I can play corner if I have to in college but I prefer wide receiver. I'm very elusive. I'm really quick, my speed is the main thing, my main attribute on the field and I have good vision which helps me on kick returns and punt returns."
Camping at Washington could happen this summer - and the Huskies would move up high on Dockery's list if they offer - but the Curtis standout might limit his exposure because he wants to focus on his senior season. Helping the younger players at Curtis get ready for a big year seems like the priority at this point.
"I'm doing some camps like Washington but I don't think I'm going to do that many camps over the summer," Dockery said. "I'm the captain on the team and I want to help out the team so we can get better, teach the new kids coming in and help out."