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With quarterback Lawson Cribb back for his senior season, Myrtle Beach (S.C.) High School’s Luke Doty will take on a slash position this fall for the Seahawks.
“There’s packages for me at both [quarterback and wide receiver],” Doty said, “but primarily it’s going to be wide receiver. I’m willing to go wherever they need me on the field in order for my team to win. That’s something I’ve always been about and definitely will be about going into the future.”
Doty, a 6-foot-1, 170-pound rising sophomore, already has offers to play college football from Charlotte, Coastal Carolina and North Carolina.
The Tar Heels offered in June, when he was in Chapel Hill for camp.
“Coach [Larry] Fedora is a great coach. Their entire coaching staff is amazing. The campus is also really nice,” Doty said. “Definitely something we’re looking forward to, getting back up there and touring around and getting to see the academic facilities.”
Charlotte, Clemson, North Carolina State and South Carolina were among the other schools that hosted Doty for camp last month.
“We’ve always loved coach [Kurt] Roper and Coach Muschamp and just the things they bring to the table,” Doty said of the Gamecocks. “They’ve never told us anything that’s not true. They’ve always been very straightforward with us, in terms of recruiting and where I stand with being offered. That’s something that I appreciate and so does my family.”
Where do things stand between South Carolina and one of the top in-state prospects in the Class of 2020?
“Basically, what they said is they want to offer, but they just need to see me play at the varsity level,” Doty said. “What we kind of talked about when we were up there last was whether I can be offered as an athlete or just as a quarterback and whether that would affect me in recruiting.
“What basically happened was we told them that I’m willing to do whatever it takes to help my team win. If that means being offered for something other than quarterback, by all means we will do it.”