Receivers coach Gerad Parker said the three have done well in becoming teachers on and off the field. Parker had dialed himself back a little this year and allowed Dobson, Wilson and Booker to gain a voice in the meeting room.
"I've had to back off what I say and let those guys talk and let those guys teach," Parker said. "When you're teaching with your peers and those guys are the leaders of the team instead of me always having to do it, you're a better football team for it."
Parker also said he's fortunate in that all three seniors play a different position. Wilson is the "right" receiver, while Dobson is the "left" and Booker is the "H" or slot receiver.
The three don't monopolize one position and it spreads the experience to every receiver spot.
"It's very unique," Parker said. "I know right now I can hang my hat on those guys and if we play three wideouts, I'm very comfortable. It's good to be a wideout coach here."
It's also pretty good to be quarterback Rakeem Cato.
The sophomore knows he can have veteran at every receiver spot and not worry about constantly breaking in a rookie. Dobson said the benefits go both ways.
"Sometimes he sees something we don't see," Dobson said. "Sometimes we see something he doesn't see. We always talk and I feel we have great connections out there."
They play different positions and they have different personalities - Booker is a fierier teammate, while Dobson is growing as a vocal leader and Wilson leads mainly by example. But they all know their experience comes with great expectations.
"There can't be many mistakes," Booker said. "We take that as motivation. We've got the young guys wanting to be like us and they learn from us. This means a lot."
Contact sportswriter Derek Redd at derek.r...@dailymail.com or 304-348-1712. His blog is at blogs.dailymail.com/marshall.