Sunday, January 13, 2013
2013 QB flips commit to his 'dream' school
By Mason Kelley
If there is one thing Isaac Dotson (Bellevue, Wash./Newport) stressed throughout the recruiting process, it was that he wanted to play quarterback in college.
When the 6-foot-3, 210-pound dual-threat passer committed to Nevada in June, he thought Chris Ault’s pistol offense would give him that chance.
“The whole situation in Reno, it was unexpected and it caused me to do a lot of thinking about what’s really important to me,” Dotson said.
Then, when Ault decided to retire, Dotson started to think about his options. An official visit prompted a change of heart.
After spending the weekend at Washington State, Dotson flipped his commitment to the Cougars -- his dream school.
“I’ve always wanted to play Pac-12 football,” Dotson said. “As a kid, I dreamed of playing for the Cougars, especially being in a family full of Cougars. It’s really been nice to be able to step back and reconsider my opportunities. I feel like this one is a better one for me, to play for the team I’ve always wanted to play for.”
Dotson always has been intrigued by the opportunity to play for the Cougars, who offered him this summer. However, the Washington State coaching staff originally planned to use him on defense.
While the program is still recruiting him as an athlete, there now is a better chance he will be able to compete as a quarterback. That opportunity was enough to sell him on the program.
“Right now, they only have a couple of quarterbacks in there on scholarship,” Dotson said. “I’m feeling like I can go in there and compete for the job.
“There is a chance that I’ll get on the field at another position, but if that is the case and coach (Mike) Leach decides to move me, I’m going to compete just as hard as I would if I got the starting quarterback job. At the end of the day, I’m excited to play Pac-12 football and play for the school I’ve always dreamed of playing for.”