Commitment Status:Signed LOI

    Jonathan Dowling

    College Choices

    School Interest Offer Visit Recruited by
    FloridaCOMMITTED (03/01/2009)Offered01/15/2010Steve Addazio, Chuck Heater
    Florida St.NoneOfferedNone
    Miami (FL)NoneOfferedNone
    Notre DameNoneOfferedNone
    South CarolinaNoneOfferedNone
    South FloridaNoneOfferedNone
    West VirginiaNoneOfferedNone

    Scouting Report on Jonathan Dowling

    How we scouted: Film footage, In-person visits, Game setting, Campby Barry Every - 08/17/2009
    • SpeedDivision I Player
    • SizeBlue Chip
    • StrengthDivision I Player
    • AgilityDivision I Player
    • Ball SkillsBlue Chip
    On the Hoof: Dowling is a tall athlete with a lanky body and a thin waist. He has very long arms and legs, and he has a frame that will probably never allow him to be much more than 200 pounds. He is built a little bit like Class of 2010 receiver Justin Hunter.
    Needs Improvement: He will need to add some muscle mass, which should help in run support. Dowling also needs to work on his tackling technique, because arm tackles will not work at the next level.
    Most Impressive: Covers a ton of acreage in the secondary, and has the ability to out jump almost any receiver for the ball using his long arms and superior vertical leap.
    Conclusion: His beautiful, long stride should more than likely see its first action on coverage teams, because he can get down field in a hurry. Most likely will not see a lot of playing time in the secondary as a freshman unless there are injuries. But it won't be long before this difference-maker is roaming the field using his talents to make game-changing plays.

    Barry Every is a Football Recruiting Analyst for Rivals.com. He has worked in the recruiting offices for Mark Richt at the University of Georgia, Bobby Bowden at Florida State University and Mack Brown at the University of North Carolina

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    Year TckInt
    2008 (Jr.)4814

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