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Commitment Status:Signed LOI

Jonathan Dowling

College Choices

School Interest Offer Visit Recruited by
FloridaCOMMITTED (03/01/2009)Offered01/15/2010Chuck Heater, Steve Addazio
AlabamaNoneOfferedNone
Florida St.NoneOfferedNone
GeorgiaNoneOfferedNone
Miami (FL)NoneOfferedNone
Notre DameNoneOfferedNone
South CarolinaNoneOfferedNone
South FloridaNoneOfferedNone
West VirginiaNoneOfferedNone

Scouting Report on Jonathan Dowling

How we scouted: Film footage, In-person visits, Game setting, Campby Barry Every - 08/17/2009
  • SpeedDivision I Player
  • SizeBlue Chip
  • StrengthDivision I Player
  • AgilityDivision I Player
  • Ball SkillsBlue Chip
On the Hoof: Dowling is a tall athlete with a lanky body and a thin waist. He has very long arms and legs, and he has a frame that will probably never allow him to be much more than 200 pounds. He is built a little bit like Class of 2010 receiver Justin Hunter.
Needs Improvement: He will need to add some muscle mass, which should help in run support. Dowling also needs to work on his tackling technique, because arm tackles will not work at the next level.
Most Impressive: Covers a ton of acreage in the secondary, and has the ability to out jump almost any receiver for the ball using his long arms and superior vertical leap.
Conclusion: His beautiful, long stride should more than likely see its first action on coverage teams, because he can get down field in a hurry. Most likely will not see a lot of playing time in the secondary as a freshman unless there are injuries. But it won't be long before this difference-maker is roaming the field using his talents to make game-changing plays.

Barry Every is a Football Recruiting Analyst for Rivals.com. He has worked in the recruiting offices for Mark Richt at the University of Georgia, Bobby Bowden at Florida State University and Mack Brown at the University of North Carolina

Latest News

WKU Picks Up Perhaps Its Biggest Commit Yet12/13/2010 InsideHilltopperSports.com

The exclusive, full details on a monumental recruiting addition for WKU football.

1st & 10 with Jonathan Dowling06/05/2010InsidetheGators.com
Signee academic update II05/20/2010InsidetheGators.com
Top recruiters by conference02/08/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Class of 2010: Top 25 recruiters02/08/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Class of 2010 Signee Breakdown I02/04/2010InsidetheGators.com
Signing Day Blitz: Ranking the SEC02/04/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Late additions give Trojans recruiting title02/03/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
One question remaining for Dowling01/17/2010InsidetheGators.com
Final cut: Rivals250 has 15 new names01/14/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Some big moves in the final Rivals25001/14/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Is Elam changing his mind again?01/06/2010UGASports.com
Army recruiting notes: Elam in the spotlight01/06/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Easley helps turn the tide for Florida01/05/2010InsidetheGators.com
Under Armour: The week's top stars01/04/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Under Armour All-American Game awards01/03/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
FV's Five Stars01/02/2010FlaVarsity.com
Under Armour game balls01/02/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Under Armour game is decidedly one-sided01/02/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Under Armour position battles01/01/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Under Armour: Nitro Team Thursday stars12/31/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Video interview: Jonathan Dowling12/31/2009FlaVarsity.com
UA All-American Wednesday practice photos12/30/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Under Armour: Sizing up the rosters12/29/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Breaking down the UA All-Americans12/28/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Some Gator recruits need answers quickly12/27/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
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WEEKEND RECRUITING PREVIEW11/26/2009InsidetheGators.com
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Gator targets and commits in the Rivals10010/13/2009InsidetheGators.com
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From the Road: Focus on the fundamentals10/06/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
From the Road: QBs in the spotlight10/05/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Gator targets and commits in the Rivals10009/08/2009InsidetheGators.com
Farrell: Impressions from the road08/07/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
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McCartney provides big finish at Gridiron Kings07/26/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
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Friday Night Lights Preview: Defense07/23/2009InsidetheGators.com
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Recruiting in-depth: Looking at the final 1006/25/2009InsidetheGators.com
Inititial position rankings for 2010 released05/07/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Where will the early commits be ranked?03/02/2009InsidetheGators.com
Dowling ends process early03/01/2009InsidetheGators.com
Gators land a big timer03/01/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Gators hosting several big name prospects02/28/2009InsidetheGators.com
Two now lead for Dowling02/22/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Prospects shine at Under Armour combine02/17/2009OwlsBurrow.com
Dowling talks about Florida, others02/16/2009InsidetheGators.com
Dowling wows with spectacular interceptions02/12/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Video: Jonathan Dowling makes plays02/12/2009Rivals.com

Stats

Defense
Year TckInt
2008 (Jr.)4814

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