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90 DAYS TO KICKOFF: Laton Dowling

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#90 Laton Dowling
Redshirt Sophomore
6-2 | 257
Dodge City, Kan.

Bio

Position: Defensive Line

Previous College: None

Projection: Third-String

Status: On Scholarship

Laton Casper Dowling (b. June 26, 1991) is a player who many thought could find his way to the field in his inaugural season, as Tre Walker did.

Luckily, despite horrendous depth problems on the defensive line, the coaches were able to redshirt him in 2010, instead of throwing him to the Big 12 wolves.

He then saw only slight playing time in 2011, mostly on special teams.

Rivals.com rated Dowling as the 49th-best weakside defensive end prospect in the class of 2010 and the 10th-best overall prospect in the state of Kansas, which was good enough for a three-star ranking.

Dowling probably will be relied upon to provide depth, especially at defensive end, on the defensive line, but I'm not expecting too much out of him this year. It kind of feels like we've already recruited over him in some ways.