Barrington (Ill.) five-star offensive tackle prospect Dan Doering (6-foot-6, 290 pounds) finished his senior season last Friday with a loss to Warren in the first round of the Illinois Class 8A state playoffs. Doering has now begun to push up his official visit schedule, which will include Doering taking his first official visit this weekend to the University of Tennessee.
"With the season over, I decided that I would take one of my official visits now so I called Tennessee and plan on going down there on Saturday," Dan Doering said. "I did visit Tennessee this summer and mentioned to them that I would try to get back for an official visit. Now with my season completed, it's a good time for me to fit in an official visits."
Doering talks about why he decided to check out the Vols this weekend.
"When I went down to Tennessee this summer I was impressed with their facilities and the coaching staff and knew that that would be a school I would look at later for an official visit. I have never been to a SEC football game in person so I am excited to see how everything is like on game day."
Doering is still looking to take his allotted five official visits before making his final college choice.
"I am planning on taking all 5 official visits if everything works out. I am playing in the Army All American game on January 15th so I am trying to have all my official visits completed by the end of December so that I can be ready for that game."
Doering also reflected on his overall senior season.
"Its hard to think that high school football is over. I played on varsity for 3 years and had a great time. I'm leaving with a lot of great memories which I will remember for the rest of my life. We started off the season rough and were at 1-2 at one point but this team never quit and we battled through the adversity and won our conference and made it into the playoffs. There are a lot of talented underclassmen coming back next year and I can't wait to see how they do."