Josh Dobbs: Arizona State lands Alpharetta QB

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Another Georgia D1 QB ... Josh Dobbs of Alpharetta HS (AJC)

Georgia, which has one of its strongest quarterback classes in years, sent another one to the D1 ranks on Wednesday.

Josh Dobbs, a 6-foot-3, 180-pounder from Alpaharetta High School, committed to Arizona State. He had around a dozen offers, including Boston College, Duke, Arkansas and Wake Forest.

“It was a decision by Josh and his family that was really well thought out,” Alpharetta coach Jason Dukes told the AJC. “Arizona State is a school that has his major [aeronautical engineering], and the school that is going to run a style of offense that he is used to. It’s a situation where they have a quarterback there [for two more years], and there won’t be the pressure for Josh to play right now. Although, knowing Josh’s competitive spirit, I’m sure he’ll be ready to compete as soon as he gets to Arizona State.”

Dobbs is one of the state’s top student-athletes: He has a 4.0 GPA, has perfect school attendance since kindergarten, and plays saxophone in the school band. Last year as a junior, Dobbs threw for 3,113 yards and 29 touchdowns with only 15 interceptions.

“Arizona State is getting a smart kid who is very competitive and works hard as his craft,” Dukes said. “He takes his job of being QB very seriously. He has a high football IQ and puts the hard work in.”

Georgia’s other Class of 2013 quarterbacks that have made college decisions are led by Lassiter’s Eddie Printz (UCLA), Marietta’s Anthony Jennings (LSU), Camden County’s Brice Ramsey (UGA) and Walton’s Parker McLeod (Alabama).

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21 comments Add your comment

CL

June 13th, 2012
9:28 pm

ignition

June 13th, 2012
9:45 pm

Odd with that major he never considered GT …

Jacket Man

June 13th, 2012
11:14 pm

Different offense than GA Tech runs. Best of luck and congratulations to the young man.

poopdawg

June 14th, 2012
4:53 am

Who is the new coach at ASU and what offense will Dobbs play in? Congratulations Josh. Great story.

sportsfan

June 14th, 2012
6:19 am

Congrads to Josh. It is very impressive that he can be so focused at his age. It is a reflection of how he has been raised. Best of luck to him!

sportsfan

June 14th, 2012
6:19 am

Congrads to Josh. It is very impressive that he can be so focused at his age. It is a reflection of how he has been raised. Best of luck to him!

sportsfan

June 14th, 2012
6:19 am

Congrads to Josh. It is very impressive that he can be so focused at his age. It is a reflection of how he has been raised. Best of luck to him!

sportsfan

June 14th, 2012
6:19 am

Congrads to Josh. It is very impressive that he can be so focused at his age. It is a reflection of how he has been raised. Best of luck to him!

Howie D

June 14th, 2012
8:02 am

Average “SYSTEM” QB at best. Will struggle this year with loss of OC and loss of many players who didn’t live in Alpharetta.

01HAWK

June 14th, 2012
8:33 am

No reason for this kid to consider Georgia Tech when he will go to a school that runs a similiar offense ans has his major.

Kevrock

June 14th, 2012
8:51 am

I coached this Kid in youth football and he comes from a great family. I am so proud of him. Howie D- I guess you know more about recruiting talent than the college coaches/recruiters that do it for a living? Average? Please. Why would you make comments about something you have no clue obviously?

01HAWK

June 14th, 2012
9:05 am

Kevrock………………………………………………Great comments. You know alot more about this kid than most.

Kevrock

June 14th, 2012
9:10 am

01HAWK- Thanks I know his parents and they are great people. Perfect attendance since Kindergarten-Unbelievable. Thats Impressive. Good Luck Josh

Destin Dawg

June 14th, 2012
9:44 am

positive story on what must be a great young man.. more kids need to be concerned with a good education .. NFL = Not For Long

A person SMART enough to know......

June 14th, 2012
9:45 am

Great move.
I will be very surprised if he can play ball and do Aeronautical Engineering.
Sean Bedford is the ONLY football player I have heard of that was able to do it.
Sean was a walk-on for 2 years too.

Howie D

June 14th, 2012
10:12 am

Kevrock-I know more than you. You werent good in youth ball and the family played the card to bump a better QB at alpharetta.

Kevrock

June 14th, 2012
12:22 pm

Howie now thats funny Quit it

Ed

June 14th, 2012
2:19 pm

What a great decision on his part…ASU is underrated academically, as it’s becoming a model for the “New American University.” Combine that with a new, energetic coach like Todd Graham, and there’s a recipe for great success out in the desert. Although we will miss him in Georgia, we can expect great things to come from ASU…

Sun Devil

June 14th, 2012
3:13 pm

Coming from a true Sun Devil.. we gladly welcome such a wonderful student athlete. Arizona State is a fantastic place to go to school. Welcome aboard Josh, this is one decision you’ll be glad you made! Promise you that.

Football fan

June 14th, 2012
9:02 pm

Howie D- I was at the 1st game of the season when the other qb was that starter. 1st half “better qb” managed to move the offense for a whopping 47 yards and zero points! Dobbs- put up two scores in 8 plays. And then proceeded to shoot it out and throw the winning touchdown with 20 seconds. Let’s be real this kids is legit! The only card that was played was the winning card and not pouting like a little baby when the “better qb” was pulled. Can’t knock a kid that threw for over 3,000! This is prob his mommy!!!!

Steve

June 15th, 2012
8:58 am

Congratulations to Josh!!! But can you trust the coach to stay there more than a year the dirt bag left his former employer and team without even informing the players? He’s got sleaze bag written all over him!