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Kendel Dolby Deepens Defensive Recruiting For 2023

"He’s comfortable playing inside and outside the hashes, lined up on an island, or on a slot."

Thanksgiving Day week has certainly been good to the Sooners and now a recent addition to the plethora of commitments right now is JUCO defensive back, Kendel Dolby
Dolby, out of Northeastern Oklahoma A&M, gives the Sooners a versatile, physical player in the secondary who has the ability to provide the Sooners with immediate depths at a variety of positions on their defense.
Dolby, originally from Springfield High School in Ohio, is currently rated as the top Junior-College defensive back in the nation and bolsters Venable’s recruiting class with an immediate impact player.
The first thing you notice with Kendel Dolby’s film is the physicality he plays with.  He is truly fearless when it comes to contact and some hits are right on the edge of extremely physical or getting called for targeting.  His ability to shed blocks and play run support will make him an asset and provide him with the ability to see playing time once he arrives.
As for coverage, he operates with good speed, having documented 100m times in the 10.9-11.00 range, typically placing someone in that 4.5 to high 4.4 range.  However, his ability to flip hips and accelerate to and through the ball is where his value will be seen.  Clemson built it’s defense with corners that operated physically at the point of attack and shrunk open grass for the receiver.
The Sooners are currently riding a wave of momentum that has been hard to come by this season and Sooners360 expects plenty more action to come!
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