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Louisiana TE has early offers

In last weekend's Kirk Herbstreit Classic in Cowboys Stadium, New Orleans Edna Karr opened up the day's action by taking on Arlington (Texas) Bowie. Though Edna Karr eventually fell 36-6, several Cougars certainly stood out.
One of the most imposing prospects on the team is tight end Standish Dobard. Though the 6-foot-5, 235-pound junior was not much of a weapon in the passing game, being held to one catch, he showed he could block well too. Still, he saw plenty of room for improvement.
"I think I could have done better," Dobard said, "but it was a good experience playing against a different team from a different state. I could have done a little better, gotten open more, stuff like that.
"No. 90 (Jessie Rogers), he was a tough guy to block. We had some good matchups. He was pretty good for sure."
Dobard was busy visiting multiple college campuses this summer and the trips paid off as he picked up a pair of early offers from SEC programs.
"I have two offers so far - Florida and LSU," he said. "They both offered me over the summer. I did well at their camps. Florida State, Nebraska and Alabama are all showing me interest."
The attention has caught Dobard a bit off-guard.
"I knew I was going to get a lot of attention because of my size," he said, "but I didn't know I would get offers just yet. I did well at the camps, though, and I just ran with it."
Though LSU usually locks down the majority of the top prospects from the Pelican State, Dobard says it should not be considered a given that he will end up in Baton Rouge.
"I'm not going to go to LSU just because I'm from Louisiana," he said. "I'm going to choose whatever is the best choice for me. If that school needs the type of player that I am, then I'll go there."