01/17/2014 - Under Armour Pre-Season All-America Tournament Dakota is an excellent prospect that will get attention from college coaches. Behind the dish, Dakota has phenomenal receiving and blocking abilities. He displays a soft chest and recovers quickly with excellent footwork behind the plate. Runners have to hope for a high pitcher's leg kick to steal as he has a sub 2.00 second pop time. He shows a strong arm with carry on his balls, a quick release, and is accurate on all of his throws. Dakota can further improve his pop time by staying lower to throw and improving his transfer. Also, we'd like to see Dakota be more vocal behind the plate as field captain. At the plate, Dakota has good barrel accuracy and bat speed. He is not afraid to use the opposite field to collect hits. Loading his body weight and hands earlier and slower will help improve hitting grades and timing at the plate. Overall, Dakota is an excellent college prospect and is a quality catcher for a program at the next level.