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Dozier excels at numerous spots

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Cedric Dozier was one of the top athletes at last weekend's Badger Sports Elite 7-on-7 and the Lakewood (Wash.) Lakes prospect could easily pick up more offers soon.
So far, Washington and Cal have offered the 5-foot-11, 175-pound recruit who's included in the Rivals 250 to watch and he said Oregon, USC and pretty much the rest of the Pac-10 is recruiting him.
One hold up might be that college coaches still don't know specifically which position would be best for Dozier but he's open to anything that gets him on the field. Offense or defense is fine with him.
"They're definitely trying to see me at camps," Dozier said. "I'm just going to be an athlete.
"If they need me to play corner, I'll play corner. If they need me to play safety, I'll play safety. I'll play linebacker, running back, it doesn't matter. I'm just trying to get my body ready to play any position."
Dozier plays quarterback in high school and finished with 1,181 passing yards with 13 touchdowns and seven interceptions last season and also rushed for 1,223 yards and 17 scores. But he'll probably switch to a different spot in college and he's fine with it.
Washington was the first program to offer and recently Cal got involved. He's happy the Golden Bears are in the mix but not totally shocked an offer came through because Dozier has a good bond with assistant coach Tosh Lupoi.
"I'm probably going to visit Cal sometime this spring and maybe I'll catch a Washington practice," Dozier said. "That's it pretty much.
"Me and coach Tosh Lupoi have a good connection. We've kept in contact and stuff like that so when he told me I had the offer I was happy of course but I wasn't really surprised. I'm going to keep my options open as far as waiting until next season."
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