There is never a shortage of great players in Jenks, Okla., and that's definitely true again for the class of 2008. One player that hasn't been mentioned a lot by reporters and recruiting analysts is 6-foot-5, 255-pound offensive tackle Cory Dorris.
After earning all-area honors as a junior, Dorris already has three scholarship offers on the table and more and more schools showing him interest as his senior season rapidly approaches.
"I have offers from TU (Tulsa), Army and Tulane," said Dorris, who has a 4.9-second time in the 40-yard dash and a 280-pound bench press. "I got the first offer from TU. I know coach Bill Blankenship really well. He's a really good guy. Then the other offers came in."
While having three offers is something impressive enough, Dorris said he thinks more schools might step up to the plate during his senior season.
"They're a couple that seem really interested," Dorris said. "Tennessee said they want to watch me play some this year. There's others like Iowa State, Colorado State and Missouri State. I'm not in a rush to make a decision. I'd rather finish my senior season before I make my pick."
So what type of player is Dorris?
"I'm aggressive, and I love playing football," he said. "I play tackle in high school, and I want to play tackle in college. I've been playing football since the third grade. My older brother got me into it."
When you play at Jenks, you know you have to live up to the program's high standards. Dorris said he relishes that challenge.
"When you're here, you have a lot of standards to keep up to," he said. "It's difficult. That's the main word, I'd use to describe it. I love that challenge, though. It makes it easier to set the bar high every day."