Tuesday, February 8, 2011

This just in ... Donte Dotson

This post falls under the category of "this just in ..." hence, the headline above.
Donte Dotson, a 5-foot-8 wide receiver from Milford Academy (Conn.) via Florida, faxed his letter of intent with the Owls after 4 p.m. on National Signing Day.
Stuff happens when you schedule a press conference so it doesn't conflict with a night time basketball game, so Donte's bio never made it with the post below listing all the Temple recruits.

I was kinda hoping for a late pickup to be a big-time running back of Bernard Pierce SIZE and talent, but evidently coach Steve Addazio is really serious about finding some big-time explosiveness in the passing game and willing to roll the schollies on one position.

We can only hope Bernard Pierce stays healthy this year, because I see a Grand Canyon-like dropoff between first- and second-string tailback talent should he not. We found out in the final two games that the expiration date of a 5-5, 150-pound running back is about eight games into a 12-game season.

The press conference started at 4, so Dotson did not make the booklet handed out to the fans that afternoon.
Here's his bio:
Postgraduate: Played wide receiver for one season for coach Bill Chaplick at Milford Academy … had 41 receptions for 693 yards and five touchdowns during the 2010 season … averaged 16.9 yards per reception … also rushed 12 times for 131 yards … earned coaches' offensive player of the game accolades twice and specialist of the game once.

High School: Played quarterback for coach Adam Ratkevich at Deerfield Beach HS … 2009 first-team Sun-Sentinel All-County honoree … two-time Miami Herald first-team All-County selection as an athlete … as a senior, rushed for 1,026 yards and passed for 1,068 yards and 11 touchdowns while leading the Bucks to the district title … team finished the regular season at 7-3