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Nick Dore is an offensive lineman who stands at 6-foot-4 and weighs 285 pounds. He primarily plays guard, but has filled in at tackle.
We caught up with Dore to talk about his high school career and his most recent year of football. A native of Mesquite, Tex., he recently made his commitment to Louisiana and its new staff.
Dore signed his letter of intent on Feb. 16.
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1. Between now and when you set foot on campus, what is your No. 1 goal?
My No. 1 goal right now is to get stronger and faster in order to come in and compete immediately and get the defense better everyday.
2. When Louisiana lost its head coach, what made you still want to go there?
I was not being actively recruited when the coaching change happened, so I cannot speak to that.
3. What was the No. 1 reason you committed to Louisiana?
My No. 1 reason is it’s home and it’s an absolutely amazing coaching staff. I was born in Lafayette and have family in the area. It was too good of an opportunity to pass up to come home after 13 years to be coached by a great staff.
4. Obviously making the NFL is the No. 1 goal, but what do you want to do that besides that?
I want to grow as a player but also as a man. I think being surrounded by great coaches and older teammates is going to help me grow as a man.
5. What is most exciting for you about being on a Division I football team?
The most exciting thing for me is being able to say I competed with the best of the best and accomplished a dream I’ve had since I could understand football.
6. What is your biggest question going into this fall season?
My biggest question is how can I best contribute to the (Ragin’) Cajuns to help win more and more games.