By: Bob Redd
Editor: J.T. Powell
Originally from College Station, Texas, Dru Dotter has spent the last five years in Haverlock, N.C. Last year at Haverlock High School Dotter, a defensive back had three interceptions, 40 tackles and 12 pass breakups. On offense he had according to his count five or six touchdowns. But it is on defense, primarily as a safety, where he is getting looks on the college level and Austin Peay University has made an offer.
“They are a school I am definitely interested in,” Dotter said. “I haven’t been to visit, but I would like to get down there this summer and meet the coaches in person.”
Elon, Columbia, Akron and Miami of Ohio have also expressed interest.
This off-season Dotter is staying busy as a member of the HHS track team, competing in the high jump and the long jump. He is also working out with his football teammates.
“On the weekends we normally go to the field and try to get some footwork drills in to stay in shape,” Dotter said.
With the school year coming to a close Dotter plans on hitting some camps during the summer months.
“We’re going to try to get to to some school camps,” he said. “We’re going to try to get to Columbia, and I would like to get out to the Elon camp too.”
Looking forward to the 2019 season Dotter said, “I just want to work on being able to lead the team to a championship and just be a leader that the underclassmen can look up to. I want to be a role model to help lead the team to a state championship which is an overall goal.”
Dotter draws onfield inspiration from an NFL player who plays the same position he plays.
“Last year I really tried to model my game after Anthony Harris,” Dotter said. “I feel like I am one of the harder workers that a coach will meet, and I focus on my grades just as much as my athletic talent. I have a 3.8 GPA. I feel comfortable with that. I would like to get a 4.0, but if I don’t I will be OK.”
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