Wednesday, February 27, 2013

2015 Names to Watch: Rob Dowdy

Position: Offensive Tackle
6'6"/260 lbs.
Location: Westerville South High School - Westerville, OH
Class: 2015
Offers:  Indiana

Michigan hosted Rob Dowdy on campus today in a low key type of visit.  It seems a bit unorthodox to visit on a random Wednesday, but because of that Dowdy got the full attention of the coaching staff and was able to visit some places on campus without the distraction of other recruits around.  Dowdy told me that he wanted to visit this past weekend with everyone else but he wasn't able to arrange for transportation.  Dowdy admitted that although he was by himself, the entire experience was great and he came away very impressed.

The visit: I was able to visit the academic department for student athletes and the coaches offices.  I met with Coach Hoke, Coach Borges, and Coach Funk.  

Offer:  The coaches didn't really mention an offer yet, but they did tell me that they were very interested in me.  

Interest vs. the Buckeyes:  I know that the overall tradition and academic programs at Michigan are incredible.  Being born and raised in Ohio I'm somewhat of a Buckeye fan but I'm not against going to school out of state.  Michigan is my #1 right now and Ohio State has shown little interest.

What's next involving Michigan?  I want to take more visits at the end of March and I plan on going to the Spring Game.

This is a big, athletic kid who is ideally built to play tackle.  It sounds like he has some affinity for the Buckeyes and is waiting to hear more from them, but he currently puts the Wolverines atop his list.  I think he's a lock to receive an offer at some point in the future and he may just end up a Wolverine when it's all said and done.



  1. Good article. keep up the good work!

  2. He move well for a kid his size. He will need a lot of coaching at the next level. He looks like he has the size and speed to play at the next level.