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Dorris accepts Indianas offer

Shadyside, Ohio tight end Austin Dorris had a double-digit offer list, but he was waiting on Indiana and when the Hoosiers offered Monday he was ready with a commitment.
"Tonight Coach (Kevin) Wilson messaged me and said to give him a call. When I gave him a call he offered," Dorris said. "He told me they don't push guys to commit right away, but I told him I have been to a bunch of campuses and this is the school that made me feel a home."
Before Dorris' phone call with Wilson was over, the three-star tight end had joined the Hoosier's 2015 class.
"I talked to my dad before because I kind of had a feeling they were going to (offer)," Dorris said. "I asked my dad if they did offer, what's the plan. He said to go with what your gut tells you."
The commitment comes on the heels of two visits to Bloomington in recent weeks, including one where the Indiana staff had a chance to work out the 6-foot-5, 226-pound tight end.
"A couple weeks ago is when I camped there, and then after the camp they invited me to a cook out for players and recruits," he said. "I went there and wasn't sure if they were going to offer me or not, and they didn't. But, I got to go on a tour and from getting to see the whole campus and how the coaches treated me, everything felt right."
The fit in Indiana's offense also feels right to Dorris, who likes the plan the coaching staff has for him.
"Their offense is going to throw up 350 yards against whomever," Dorris said. "It is a high-powered offense and I am not strictly blocking and I'm not strictly a receiver. I get to do a nice variety of both, and that's something I really liked."
Although Dorris' commitment came just minutes after learning of the offer, it is a decision he is confident about.
"I am aware other schools are going to come along, but I don't see myself going anywhere else," Dorris said.