Dovich's Added Size Brings Added Attention

National Recruiting Analyst
Posted Nov 11, 2013

Chaska (Minn.) junior offensive tackle Bronson Dovich has great size (6'6, 285) and has dedicated himself to football, something that has caught the eye of colleges.

The Chaska Hawks continued their undefeated season in exciting fashion this weekend with a 21-20 victory putting the team at 11-0 and into the next round of the playoffs.

A key part of their run has been a big offensive line, one which includes 6-foot-6 junior Bronson Dovich, who waited and learned last season while adding weight to his big frame.

"I did play little bit of tight end during the end of the season and then I did bulk up and it's going well this year. I worked really hard. Right now I'm 6'6, 285. last year I was at about 6'5, almost 6'6 and 240."

The 45 pounds of added weight came after a conscious decision to dedicate himself solely to the sport.

"I used to play basketball, so after my freshman year, I decided to focus on football, which I love. I hit the weight room every day. I only missed one day total that we have it. It was a little harder adjusting to a higher weight but after going through summer camp at school, I feel comfortable with the weight I have."

He has gotten onto the recruiting radar, and is expected to see more attention after the season once he can get a tape out.

"I've heard from Iowa. I'm going down for an unofficial visit when they play Michigan. I've gotten camp invites from NDSU and Northwestern. Th camps I went to were Iowa and Northern Illinois. Nebraska and Michigan State sent mail and invites to camp. I've also heard from some Ivy League schools like Harvard and Dartmouth."

That camp at Iowa was a good measuring stick.

"It was my second camp after NIU, but it was really a good camp and I think I did well. I didn't play much my sophomore year, so it was good to go against that talent, get my eyes opened compared to where I was against other players at that level."

For now though, recruiting is not his focus, finishing the year undefeated is.

"The goal is win a state championship, come out every day winning the day, take it day by day and get to the final goal which is win a championship."

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