The wait for another scholarship offer for talented three-star Michael Doctor or Tulsa (Okla.) Booker T. Washington knew is over. After landing an early offer from Tulsa, the 6-foot, 195-pound hybrid outside linebacker has now landed a Pac 10 offer.
"Recently I just picked up Oregon State offer," he said.
"I've been talking to Kansas, K-State, Texas A&M, Michigan and Florida State, and those have been recruiting me the most. All of those schools said they were close to offering."
"They're all recruiting me as a hybrid. Kansas wants me to run the ball a little bit, too. OU said it was going to offer soon. They told me to be patient. I talk to coach Jackie Shipp and Josh Heupel."
Doctor missed Oklahoma's camp this summer because of car trouble, but he did make it to OSU and TU's events.
"I went to the OSU camp and the TU camp," he said. "Those were all the camps I could make. We had a little car trouble for a little while and I would have liked to go to more camps. I went to the Nike Combine in Houston. I did pretty well. There were a lot of good guys there. Coach said I did real well. I think I would have gotten more offers had I been able to get to more places, though."
A few schools – and coaches – are starting to standout to Doctor.
"I like TU's coaching staff because they treat you like family," he said. "Also, my parents wouldn't have to go far to watch me in games. I like Oregon State, too, though. I like Kansas a lot. They are probably the school that stands out the most. I'd like to pick up a Kansas offer. I know Chris Harris from there. He's doing real good. He started as a freshman."
"I like OSU because they treat you like family, too. Tim Beckman seems like a great guy. I hear a lot from coach Joe Bob Clements from Kansas, coach Beckman from OSU, coach Bill Blankenship from TU, and Mike Riley from Oregon State. I would have to say coach Clements impressed me the most. He seems like a pretty nice guy and I met him and he seemed really nice. I can relate to him more."
Doctor said he hopes he gets chances to inspect more college campuses this fall.
"I plan on taking some visits, probably to Kansas, OSU and Oregon State," he said. "Oregon State will probably be my first visit. Academics are first when it comes time to make a decision, then playing time and then how the program runs. That's about it."
Doctor said he's pumped about his senior season. Booker T. is always one of the top programs in Oklahoma and it looks like its poised to make a big run again in 2008.
"I'm really excited about our senior season," Doctor said. "Our goal is to get that gold ball, and I believe we have the talent this year to get it. We haven't had one since '84.
"I'd have to say East Central is our biggest game because I have a lot of buddies over there and they're always talking trash on how they can beat a 6A, and I just want to prove a point. Carl Albert is the next one because it is a huge game. It will be like revenge because we lost to them last year."
Doctor has been doing his part to get ready for the season.
"I'd like to improve more on my hips and my tackling," he said. "I want to be able to make a big hit, an NFL tackle on every play. I would also like to get a lot faster, like a 4.4 or a 4.3 instead of a 4.5."