Barrington, Ill. offensive tackle prospect Dan Doering (6-foot-6, 280 pounds) has returned from his week long spring break trip to the Los Angeles area. Besides enjoying the weather, Dan Doering also made use of his time in L.A., and on Thursday Doering made stops at both UCLA and at USC.
Doering's first stop on Thursday was to UCLA. “On Thursday morning I had a chance to meet with Coach Dorrell and a number of assistant coaches and their training staff," Dan Doering said. “Coach Dorrell is a great person. We (Dad, Mom, Brother, and I) talked in his office for about 20 minutes. He explained to my family and I what his goals are for the future and how he is building up the football program. We took a tour of the facilities at UCLA. It is definitely one of the cleanest and most beautiful campus I have seen thus far."
Then the Doering family made a visit to the campus of USC, and the Doering's were able to witness the Trojans practice on Thursday. According to Doering, "USC had a very high intensity practice. I was able to talk with Jeff Byers there who I had met during some recruiting visits last year and I also met some of the other players who committed there this year. I was able to talk with Coach Carroll for a few minutes during and after practice and I was impressed with how fast paced and organized the practice was at USC."
So what did Doering walk away with after making stops at both UCLA and USC? "It was a lot of information to take in on a one day. Both visits went very well and UCLA and USC are schools I will consider visiting again this fall."
Doering will now focus on several stops at various Midwest college spring practices. "I'm planning on checking out Iowa, Michigan, Notre Dame and Northwestern over the next few weeks, plus I'm also going to the University of Illinois junior day on April 4th."
Dan Doering currently has scholarship offers from Purdue, Tennessee, Boston College, Notre Dame, Iowa, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Southern Cal, UCLA, Michigan, Michigan State, Arizona, Illinois and Northwestern.