Up to this point in his recruitment, athlete Doug Dutch hasn't narrowed his list down too much. But now he can point out four schools that are above the rest. Who's at the top of his list?
"Florida, Miami, Michigan and Virginia are my top four right now, but I'm also considering Pitt, Maryland and Notre Dame. All those schools have offered me and I would say Michigan is probably recruiting me the hardest."
While he visited several camps this summer, one stood out above the rest.
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"The Florida camp was the best," said Dutch. "I also went to camps at Virginia, North Carolina and Maryland, but the Florida camp just had so many great players. There was so much talent there."
What will be the biggest factors in the Washington (D.C.) Gonzaga stars decision?
"The relationship between the coaches and players will be very important, and how competitive the team is on the field. In the end it might just end up being a gut decision though. I really don't know when I'll make my decision but it will probably be sometime after the season."
Dutch has already set official visits with Virginia (Nov. 28) and Michigan (Dec. 12). He also plans on visiting Florida and Miami in late November or early December.
As a junior, Dutch caught 16 passes for 337 yards and three scores. He recorded 151 tackles and an interception on defense. He also returned five kickoffs for an average of 53.1 yards and a touchdown, and he scored a touchdown on a punt return. Dutch carries a 3.7 GPA and has scored a 1,060 on the SAT.
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