Newport quarterback Isaac Dotson has committed to play football at Washington State. Dotson had previously committed to Nevada under coach Chris Ault, but reopened his recruiting when Ault retired at the end of the season.
Dotson, a three-star player according to Rivals.com, was selected to the Star Times’ team as an athlete, which is the same title he will under the Washington State program under. Dotson, though, said he is still confident in his ability to play quarterback.
Dotson (6-foot-3, 210 pounds) rushed for more than 1,000 yards and 17 touchdowns this season, averaging more than eight yards per carry. He also added more than 700 yards passing and seven touchdowns through the air.
He also played safety in high school and was one of the Knights’ hardest hitters. He also picked off Skyline quarterback Max Browne, one of only five times Browne was intercepted all season.
After one game against Roosevelt – a hard-fought contest in which Dotson led Newport to a come-from-behind win on offense – Newport coach Mike Miller said Dotson delivered some of the game’s biggest hits from his safety position.
Nevada recruited him as a quarterback to run the pistol offense, but that changed after Ault left.