October 23, 2008

Three-star cornerback holds offer from Army

Why would a top tier three-star cornerback from the West Coast, with offers from Fresno State and San Diego State, along with interest from Arizona, Utah, Washington State, Washington, ASU and other west coast colleges, consider a school in the Northeast? Especially when the furthest east that the recruit has been is Illinois. "Initially, I didn't feel it would be a fit over there," shares a laughing J.B. Dock, when describing the possible transition to the Northeast. "But when I sat down with my parents, I realized that it would something new, exciting and the opportunity to meet new people, especially the diversity of a West Point and Army football."

Dock has been following his suitors' football season, and more specifically, the three schools that have offered him, which includes Army. "Fresno is a team is competing every week and I've been to a few of their games," shares the 5-foot-10, 165 corner. "San Diego State is rebuilding, so they are struggling right now and I've haven't had a chance to watch Army as much, but I speak to Coach Tuitele often, although it's tough sometimes because of the time difference. But he fills me in on what is happening there."

Currently, Dock who is out of Ventura (CA) St. Bonaventure has seen his high school team have a solid start to the season with a 5-1 record. The speedy corner has one interception and one forced fumble thus far. "This is my best year so far … my coverage is lock down and I'm doing a much better job at reading the offenses," declares Dock.

St. Bonaventure coach Todd Therrien confirms those same sentiments when he was quoted in a previous Rivals.com article, "J.B. is a great cover corner guy who can play both press coverage and play zone," Therrien said. "In addition to man-to-man, he understands zone concepts. He's like a coach on the field. J.B. is a technician …His game tape could be a clinic tape, he's that consistent with his technique."

Dock, who is the 70th ranked cornerback in the nation, joins of a list of solid corners that are on the Black Knights' recruiting radar. They include E.J. Clark and Joe Rankin, along with a few others.

GoBlackKnights.com will continue to follow the recruiting progress of Dock throughout his senior season and up until signing day.


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