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Douglasville’s Dobbs commits to Vandy
by E. Marcel Pourtout
mpourtout@neighbornewspapers.com
August 06, 2014 10:38 AM | 1523 views | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Special Photo<br>Landmark Christian senior tight end/wide receiver Sam Dobbs is shown during a game last season. He helped lead the War Eagles to eight wins and a postseason appearance in 2013.
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Landmark Christian senior tight end/wide receiver Sam Dobbs is shown during a game last season. He helped lead the War Eagles to eight wins and a postseason appearance in 2013.
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Douglasville resident and Landmark Christian School senior tight end/wide receiver Sam Dobbs has verbally accepted an athletic football scholarship to attend Vanderbilt University of the Southeastern Conference in 2015. Dobbs also had offers from Georgia Southern, Air Force and Yale, among others.

The commitment came earlier this summer after participating in a prospect camp on Vanderbilt’s campus in Nashville, Tenn.

“I had a great camp and assistant coach Gerry Gdowski took me to his office and we had a conversation,” Dobbs said.

The 6-foot, 4-inch, 217-pound prospect proceeded to return to Nashville the next week with his parents.

After touring the campus, seeing the facilities and meeting with the coaching staff, including new head coach Derek Mason, Dobbs received the offer and accepted.

“It’s a dream come true,” said Dobbs. “Vanderbilt has a great reputation for producing strong academic-minded students, which was important to me and my family. I believe that Vanderbilt will win an SEC championship in the near future.”

Dobbs looks to flourish in Vandy’s offense as a hybrid receiver.

“The offense is a great fit for me because I can line up in numerous positions, which I love,” said Dobbs.

Dobbs, who plans to major in engineering, is also a musician who plays multiple instruments and lists the appeal of living in Nashville as a factor in accepting the offer.

The senior still has unfinished business at Landmark for the 2014 season after the War Eagles won eight contests last year but were eliminated from the playoffs in the first round.

“We’ve had a tremendous offseason,” said Dobbs. “This is the most confidence I’ve ever had heading into a season since I’ve been at Landmark. The coaches have prepared a great game plan and the players are focused on one goal, which is to win a state championship.”

The War Eagles open their 2014 campaign against Christian Heritage on Aug. 23.

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