Jan. 9, 2012
PULLMAN, Wash. - Kicker Michael Bowlin has signed a National Letter of Intent while running back Teondray Caldwell and offensive lineman Denzell Dotson have each signed a Financial Aid Agreement to play football at Washington State University, Cougar Football Head Coach Mike Leach announced Monday. Additionally, Rahmel Dockery, a 2011 signee, enrolled at WSU and joined the other three in beginning classes.
"All of these student-athletes are talented, tough players and will be a great fit for our system," said Leach. "I look forward to them starting their Cougar careers this week."
Bowlin, a 6-4, 210-pound kicker from Aliso Viejo, Calif., spent the past two seasons at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, Calif. Bowlin earned Southern California Football Association First-Team honors in 2011 after hitting on 11 of 15 FG attempts and averaging 64.1 yards per kickoff with 14 touchbacks. Coming out of high school Bowlin signed with Oregon but transferred to Saddleback in spring, 2010.
Caldwell, a 5-10, 185-pound running back from Los Angeles, Calif., prepped at Venice High School where he was an all-city selection during his senior season (2010). After rushing for 290 yards in the 2010 season-opener, he finished the season with 1,085 yards and 19 touchdowns despite playing in just eight games due to injury. As a junior he rushed for 400 yards on 47 carries and caught 51 passes for 776 yards and eight touchdowns. Caldwell originally signed with Nevada in 2011 but did not attend.
Dotson, a 6-3, 305-pound offensive lineman who prepped at Cactus High School in Peoria, Ariz., graduated this past December following a season in which he led his team to an 11-2 record and a runner-up finish in the State Championship game. Dotson was a First-Team All-State selection, along with garnering all-conference and All-Arizona honors. He participated in the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl Game in Dallas, Texas, Dec. 29.
Dockery, a 5-10, 170-pound wide receiver from Curtis High School in Tacoma, Wash., was named the Tacoma News Tribune's All-State Player of the Year in 2010. He led his team to the a 12-1 record and a semifinal berth at the 4A State Championship while also being named to the TNT's Western 100, and Associated Press and Seattle Times All-State teams.