WVU Dips Into Florida For Wide Receiver Commitment
West Virginia reversed a recent spate of decommitments in its football recruiting class of 2019 when it added Terence Doston of Hillsborough High School in Tampa, Fla., on Monday evening. Doston was the second commitment of the day, following Eastern Arizona junior college defensive back Dreshun Miller.
One of the first things that jumps out on Doston’s video is his smooth route running. When making a move, such as a stutter or hesitation step to set up a go route, he doesn’t waste any motion, and doesn’t oversell the move. He keeps his arms pumping and runs fluidly, and doesn’t give opposing defenders much to key on. He accelerates cleanly, and gets separation on deep routes.
Once he gets the ball, he displays deceptive moves in traffic. With shoulder dips and fakes, he gets defenders off-balance and picks a lane to maximize his yardage after the catch. He also shows the ability to break tackles, as he has good balance and doesn’t get overextended when making moves.
Doston is also an accomplished kick returner, where he shows patience in allowing blocks to set up before making his cut and commitment to the run.
Hillsborough used Doston in a number of different positions this year. He lined up as an outside receiver on the majority of occasions, but he also was used in the backfield, taking pitchouts and running other specialty plays designed to get the ball in his hands. With those varying skills, he could be either an outside or inside receiver at West Virginia.
In addition to West Virginia, Doston had offers from Power Five schools Minnesota, Stanford, Maryland, North Carolina and Vanderbilt. He also had more than a dozen offers from other Division I institutions, including UCF, USF, Troy, Tulane, Western Kentucky, FAU, FIU and Appalachian State.
Doston’s commitment puts West Virginia’s count at wide receiver back to three, where he joins Isaiah Hazel and Winston Wright in the current class. WVU now stands at 16 commitments in the Class of 2019, where it has room for seven more.