Sports article highlights Newport grad Dotson | Prep sports news

Dotson during his senior season at Newport - Josh Suman, Bellevue Reporter
Dotson during his senior season at Newport
— image credit: Josh Suman, Bellevue Reporter

Isaac Dotson found himself affixed in the spotlight during his four years as a member of the Newport football and basketball teams, making state appearances in both sports and leaving a legacy as one of the school's most decorated athletes.

Dotson, now at Washington State and playing for coach Mike Leach, again made headlines Tuesday, earning a spot in an article from Kevin Gemmell on the website's Pac-12 football blog highlighting the "biggest shoes to fill," for the 2014 season.

The article gives that distinction to departed strong safety Deone Bucannon, the team's leader in total tackles, solo tackles, interceptions and forced fumbles.

The player Gemmell tabs as a potential emerging star is one familiar to those on Knight Court.

"Washington State’s secondary is in complete rebuild mode. Not only do the Cougars lose Bucannon, but they also lost corners Damante Horton and Nolan Washington. Paging Dotson, a sophomore who is a former standout prep quarterback. He appeared in seven games last year, notched 10 tackles and sits atop the spring depth chart."

Dotson was an All-KingCo selection in football and basketball for the Knights, accounting for 28 touchdowns during a senior season where he was selected to play in the East-West All-Star game. He also helped the basketball team to its first state tournament appearance in more than a decade in his final season as a prep.


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