Isaac Dotson is a player a lot of Coug fans have on their radars this coming season. Dotson's play at the strong safety position will be an important determinant to the overall strength of the WSU secondary. Here's some stuff to know about him.
Name - Isaac Dotson
Position - Safety
Year - Sophomore
Height/weight - 6'1, 218 pounds
Hometown - Bellevue, WA
Things to know:
1. In-state athlete - Dotson was recruited to WSU as a 3-star "Athlete" from Newport High School in Bellevue in 2013. Dotson had given an original commit to the University of Nevada before changing his mind to come to Pullman. Dotson played quarterback in high school and it was believed by many he would do the same in Nevada since he fit the profile for the pistol offense that Colin Kaepernick thrived in. However, Chris Ault retired at the end of the 2012 season possibly influencing Dotson to change his mind.
2. Big award - Dotson was a standout in both football and basketball at Newport. His combined excellence in both sports earned him The Seattle Times Male Athlete of the Year for 2013.
3. Quickly deployed - Dotson saw action in WSU's second game of the season in 2013 against USC. He appeared in seven games on the season playing mostly on special teams.
4. Spring setback - Dotson missed a lot of action over the spring due to apparent injury leading to Beau Glover getting a lot of first-team reps at safety.
5. 2014 role - The No. 1 strong safety spot appears to be Dotson's to lose. For a player abounding with athleticism and lacking of experience, missing the spring was not helpful. Dotson will need to make up for a lost time to get ready for Rutgers in a few short weeks.