It always seemed like just a matter of time before San Diego (Calif.) Hoover defensive back Todd Doxey made his college choice. Oregon has been basically a lock ever since the safety took his visit back in October and Doxey finally made his choice public Tuesday night.
Doxey made his announcement on a local San Diego news station Tuesday night while at a local even called the Silver Pigskin Gala. The Gala was an awards show honoring the top players in the San Diego section.
"I always knew Oregon was the place for me," Doxey said. "I loved the visit and wanted to commit on the trip. I just wanted to take my time and make sure I wasn't making an emotional decision. I was going to take other visits but the more I thought about it, I knew I was going to end up Oregon so there was no need to waste anyone's time.
"Oregon just had everything I was looking for. Even before the visit, they were my leader but the trip really put them over the top. I really like the coaches and players on the team, the campus, the facilities and the winning tradition they have. Oregon does a good job of producing top defensive backs and I'm looking forward to getting out there and learning as much as I can.
"I know I'll have to get a lot bigger and stronger to play at that level but I'm committed to doing that. Oregon recruited me as a safety but I think I'll be able to play corner as well. I don't really care where they put me, I just want to play. I know it's tough for true freshmen to make an immediate impact but that's going to be goal."
Doxey, 6-1, 175 pounds is one of the elite defensive backs in the West region this year. He earned 2nd team all-state underclass honors as a junior and will again compete for all-state recognition this year. Washington State, Colorado State, San Diego State, Boise State, Oregon State and UNLV had also offered Doxey.