One of three 2013 Miami tight end commits, Standish Dobard is solid with his pledge to the Canes. He recently took a visit down to Coral Gables (Fla.) on his own dime to participate in the Al Golden Football Camp.
“At the camp I got a chance to get to work with the tight ends coach more and Kevin Olsen,” Dobard said. “I won the Tight End MVP.”
He continued to talk more about his position coach, Brennan Carroll.
“Coach Brennan Carroll, the tight ends coach [is who I have the best relationship with]. I can’t wait to work with him. He showed me a lot of things at the camp. If not about football, he talks to me about my grades.”
Dobard, 6’5 and 230-pounds, had good things to say about his fellow 2013 commit, quarterback Kevin Olsen. “He is awesome,” Dobard said. “He is a leader. He reminds me of Drew Brees (quarterback of the New Orleans Saints).”
The University of Miami is in the process of building more facilities for their athletes and coaches. “I think that’s great,” Dobard said of the new additions. “When I get there it will be like new.”
The 3.0 student at New Orleans (La.) Edna Karr High School is not sure yet if he will be graduating early. He cited tradition and his initial visit to Miami as the main reasons he committed. “The history of the school. When I went down there I liked the campus and the vibe I got with the coaches.”
How strong is his commitment level? “When colleges ask, I say I am very solid.”
Miami head coach Al Golden is in the process of rebuilding right now and Dobard likes the future of the program. “I think it’s going great with the recruiting class they are bringing in. I think they are going to turn things around.”