David Dawson to Michigan: Wolverines Land Top-Ranked Football Recruit

Alex Kay@AlexPKayCorrespondent IDecember 15, 2012

Photo credit: ESPN
Photo credit: ESPN

David Dawson, a highly touted offensive guard recruit, is taking his talents to Michigan, according to a report from Fox Sports' Sam Webb. 


Hearing that #Michigan picked up TWO Cass Tech commits -David Dawson & Delano Hill.Chasing down comments from the kids themselves now

— Sam Webb (@SamWebb77) December 15, 2012


The 6’4”, 280-pounder from Detroit is the latest addition to Brady Hoke's talented 2013 recruiting class and should be a valuable asset to the Wolverines going forward.

Dawson is a 4-star prospect, according to Rivals, and ESPN’s scouts have graded him out as an 84, worthy of a 4-star designation. The Worldwide Leader believes he’s the No. 1 OG in the Class of 2013, and has him ranked as the No. 87 overall prospect this year.

The young man has great size to play guard in the college ranks, although he was used as tackle during most of his high school career. He’s definitely going to need to add some bulk and work on refining his technique—but as a raw prospect, the Wolverines could not be happier with Dawson.

Many thought that Dawson would be joining Brady Hoke’s Michigan Wolverines back in February when the Cass Technical High School student verbally committed to the program, and that proved correct as the talented offensive lineman has officially joined the team. 

Florida, Ohio State, Alabama, Michigan State, Arizona State, Arkansas, Baylor, Eastern Michigan, Florida State, Illinois, Indiana, LSU, Missouri, Oklahoma State, Syracuse, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, UCLA, USC, Utah, Vanderbilt, West Virginia and Wisconsin all showed enough interest in the prospect to offer him a scholarship to play for their football program, but the Wolverines won out.

We look forward to seeing Dawson suit up in the Maize and Blue and star at Michigan Stadium in the near future. He’s a talented young man with a bright future ahead, and we fully expect the Wolverines to bring out the best in Dawson.