Hot Cougar Action: Rahmel Dockery making an impact

WSU Athletic Communications

After being buried on the depth chart, Rahmel Dockery is beginning to make an impact in spring practice.

Rahmel Dockery was possibly the most hyped recruit of the Paul Wulff era. A delayed arrival, a switch to defense and a redshirt season caused him to fall a bit off the radar, but Dockery is beginning to rise up in spring practice.

After not being listed on the two-deep depth chart to open spring football, Dockery spent significant time running with the first team on Tuesday, according to Christian Caple. Christian also has an interesting story on Dockery, who almost didn't stick around after a frustrating freshman season.

So Dockery was upset when coaches moved him to corner about four weeks before the season opener, though he was buried on the depth chart at receiver.

There were times when his frustration was obvious, but as the season wore on, he became more and more active and eventually stood out as one of the better defenders during Leach’s "Thursday Night Football" workouts, a scrimmage-type session for scout-team players at the end of each Thursday practice.

Football:

Full contact for WSU on Day 9 - SportsLink - Spokesman.com - April 9, 2013
FROM PULLMAN — The Cougars are still a little shorthanded, but that didn't stop them from getting after it in a pretty spirited fashion during Tuesday's practice. We have more details below.

Cougar Football Spring Practice Recap, Day 9 - The Washington State University Official Athletic Site
PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State football continued spring practice with a full pads workout Tuesday afternoon on Rogers Field and in Martin Stadium.

Cougars Preparing for Spokane Week - The Washington State University Official Athletic Site
PULLMAN, Wash. - The Washington State University Athletic Department will once again lead into the Crimson and Gray at Joe Albi Stadium by hosting a week-long series of events known as Spokane Week.

WSU’s Dockery gets hang of position switch - Spokesman.com - April 9, 2013
PULLMAN – Enough was enough, Rahmel Dockery thought. He decided he was just about done. Done with trying to play cornerback when he wanted so badly to play receiver. Done with trying to learn the defensive playbook. Done with Washington State’s football team.

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