Ultimately, the continuity of Jerry Kill's staff and the fact that the 6-foot-6, 290-pound offensive tackle had grown up a fan along with several other factors lead to him choosing Minnesota.
"They were my favorite coaching staff for sure. I know they have all stayed together for a long time and when I got the chance to meet and talk with them I really understood why. I've also grown up being a Gophers fan and the thought of being in state and close to friends and family is awesome."
Being a fan does not always equate to that being the best school for a recruit, but Dovich's recent trip sealed the deal.
"When I went down on a visit a few weeks ago with my parents we all left knowing that was the place to be. We all felt welcomed and at home around all the coaches and I loved the tour of campus and facilities."
The Gophers have always had success finding talent at home, especially up front.
"They told me that they are in the works of something special and they can't wait for me to be a part of it. They also said they like to give in state guys good playing time."
Not long ago, Dovich was a 240-pound tight end. Today, after countless hours in the weight room and on the field, he is a Big Ten offensive tackle.
"It's awesome to see hard work pay off. I remember dreaming of this day for a very long time. I decided to commit early because I didn't want to wait around, Minnesota is where I've always wanted to be."
Dovich is the first commit for Minnesota in the class of 2015.