"Like they say, all press is good. And all that was in a positive light."
If early projections mean anything, Dorchester and head coach Dana Holgorsen should capitalize on the aforementioned exposure now.
The reason: Next year's draft could be very quiet for WVU.
NFL Draft Scout, which rates players by position, has but five Mountaineers even assigned rankings at this point, and none of those rankings are very high.
The service has Will Clarke as the nation's No. 15 defensive tackle, Darwin Cook as the No. 18 strong safety, Doug Rigg as the No. 47 outside linebacker, Pat Eger as the No. 44 offensive tackle and Brodrick Jenkins as the No. 84 (of 85 assigned numbers) cornerback.
And finally . . .
While I had Dorchester on the line, I asked about the ongoing recruiting effort. So far, the Mountaineers have but two commitments for the 2014 class: quarterback William Crest, a four-star recruit according to Rivals and a two-star recruit according to Scout; and receiver Ricky Rogers, a four-star recruit according to Scout and a three-star recruit according to Rivals.
It's a low number of recruits when you consider Big 12 rival Texas has at least 14.
"We're being more patient this year," Dorchester said. "We're not going to have a ton of scholarships available this year. If we get to 20, I'll be shocked. So I'm not concerned. Some of our best recruits in our last class came after January."
Reach Mitch Vingle at 304-348-4827, mitchvin...@wvgazette.com or follow him at twitter.com/MitchVingle.