What's the prudent course of action when one of the state's most dynamic playmakers calls your program his "dream school"?
Offer the kid, of course.
"I've always been a big Texas fan," Dobbins told 247Sports in early May. "My whole family loves Texas too. They've been pushing me to go there. But I have to get an offer first. Really, it was my dream school growing up, and it's still a dream school. I hope I do get the offer."
It finally happened, but in the meantime Texas A&M offered Dobbins and he said that College Station "felt like home" when he visited just days ago.
Of course, it's a long process and it appears that many 2017 prospects will take advantage of all or most of it since there are only four players among the top 50 who are currently committed, so it's still extremely early. And Dobbins also visited Austin for the Orange-White game, so he's been on campus recently and had some interaction with the coaching staff.
The 5'9, 184-pounder is a consensus five-star prospct ranked as the No. 29 2017 recruit, the No. 2 all-purpose back, and the No. 5 player in Texas. Other than Texas A&M and Texas, his offer list includes Arizona State, Cal, Duke, Houston, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, SMU, TCU, andTexas State, so he hasn't yet received as much interest as some of his peers, like highly-recruited linebacker Anthony Hines.
La Grange is a 4A school that plays in a relatively weak district, but even with that context, it's hard to ignore the fact that he averaged more than 10 yards per carry as a sophomore, gaining 2,230 yards and scoring 37 touchdowns on 184 carries.