Plaquemine’s Kevin Dotson commits to UL-Lafayette

Plaquemine High offensive linemen Kenvin Dotson
Plaquemine High offensive linemen Kenvin Dotson

Louisiana-Lafayette coach Mark Hudspeth probably figured his team would be responsible for all the big plays during a Saturday scrimmage.

That was before Plaquemine High offensive lineman Kevin Dotson made a play of his own, committing the Cajuns moments before the scrimmage.

“They were out stretching before the scrimmage, and I went out and told a couple of the coaches,” Dotson said. “When I told (Hudspeth) he hugged me and jumped up.”

The 6-foot-5, 315-pound Dotson becomes the second westside area offensive lineman to join the Cajuns’ class of 2015. Port Allen’s Marcus Keyes committed during the summer. Another lineman, Ascension Catholic’s defensive lineman Delmond Landry, also is a Cajuns commitment.

“It was the place where I felt the most at home,” said Dotson, who along with twin brother Kenny helps anchor the Green Devils’ line. “I also liked the way the coaches, especially the head coach, recruited me. I talked to (Hudspeth) just about every week.

“I wanted to go ahead and make a decision now so I can concentrate on the season. Some guys commit over the summer. For me, today was the right time.”

Dotson, the son of former UL-Lafayette player and PHS assistant coach Kelcy Dotson, has already met the NCAA’s academic qualifying standards. He carries a 3.0 grade-point average and plans to major in mass communications.

Tulane and Louisiana Tech were Dotson’s other finalists.

Gonsoulin gets offer

Catholic-BR kicker Jack Gonsoulin received an offer from Air Force on Saturday, according to CHS assistant coach Eric Held.

Gonsoulin is rated among the nation’s top kickers and received a No. 1 ranking from former UCLA kicker Chris Sailer, who runs kicking camps across the nation.