When Mike Jinks took the job at Bowling Green, it is fair to say many expected a slight decline, at least initially, on the recruiting front. Dino Babers had a knack for attracting highly touted quarterbacks, and it doesn't look like anything has changed under Jinks.
On Monday evening, three star quarterback Jarret Doege announced his commitment to the Falcons.
Doege resides in Lubbock, Texas and currently attends Cooper high school. As a junior, Doege threw for over 2,000 yards, and 30 total touchdowns. Doege mostly picks apart defenses as a pocket passer, however he has some rushing abilities as he rushed for seven touchdowns last year.
In a recent interview with Hustle Belt, Doege explained why Bowling Green is the right choice for him.
"I went up to BG a couple of days ago to scope it out, and I felt comfortable there. Coach Jinks is one of the best [coaches] around and is a great guy to play for. Most of that coaching staff has seen me grow up so I know them all really well. Their offense fits me really well and they will most likely be in the MAC championship every year. The love I have for the coaching staff is mainly why I decided to commit so early."
For Doege, playing quarterback seems to run in the family as his older brother, Seth, played the position at Texas Tech and is currently a grad assistant at Bowling Green.
When asked how big of an influence his brother was on his decision, Doege had this response.
"It's awesome to have him there. It had an effect on my decision but not too much. It will be a lot of fun having him around."
According to 247Sports, Doege is the first commitment for the Falcons in the 2017 cycle, however he certainly is a highly touted one. 247Sports rates him as a three star recruit and a top 50 quarterback nationally.
Some may ask, what is Doege's biggest weapon? That's easy, his arm. He has an innate ability to throw the deep ball and put his receivers in a position for big plays. On the other hand, Doege displayed good pocket presence and does a nice job eluding pressure as a junior, however his arm strength is what will help him move up the depth chart early in his career as a Falcon.
Don't just take our word for it though, check out his junior highlights courtesy of Hudl: