Bronson Dovich profile
Pos Rank: NR OT
State Rank: #3
6-6 | 285
His Recruiting Story:
Dovich has gone from 240-pound tight end early in his career to 290-pound Big Ten offensive tackle. That growth came from dedication to the weight room in the offseason and as schools saw his progression in the spring evaluation period, Dovich began to see his recruitment take off. South Dakota State was the first to offer, Rutgers followed with the first Big Ten offer, but it was the third offer, from in-state Minnesota which proved to be the one. After visiting the Gophers again and then taking time to consider his options, Dovich committed to the Gophers just before the end of the spring evaluation period.
"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."
"His biggest development has come a lot through the weight room. He made a commitment after freshman year and sophomore year to be committed in there. He made gains coming in after his sophomore season. He played at 240, then he commits to the weight room and getting his body ready, and all of a sudden, he's 290 moving a lot of weight."
-- Chaska head coach Lambert Brown
Dovich has a big frame and has added good weight and strength over the last year. He must continue to work on his quickness and flexibility as he adds the weight, but he moves around pretty well at his size. He does a good job as a drive blocker and does a solid job of finishing his blocks, but we would like to see him turn up the nastiness just a little bit more. In pass protection, he has not seen elite speed rushers yet, but has the length and strength in his punch to be effective in that department. He shows good footwork and the ability to slide and mirror defenders, but will simply have to adjust to the level of competition in college.
Dovich is a kid we will monitor closely as a senior. The work he has done in the offseason will no doubt have him as a different player on the field this Fall than what we saw last season. His size and work ethic are assets and the Gophers always seem to do well with in-state offensive linemen.