Rahmel Dockery needed a few extra minutes to make sure he was making the right decision.
While four of his classmates were being introduced during a signing day ceremony at Curtis High School, Dockery was huddling with his parents outside the staff development room running through a list of pros and cons for Washington State University and Oregon State University.
“It was a last-minute thing,” said Dockery, The News Tribune’s all-classification state football player of the year in 2010. “We talked about the schools and it was a 50-50 thing on where I was going.”
Minutes later, Dockery, with his mother Leata Alaalatoa standing next to him, told the packed room that he would sign with WSU.
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