Brian Dawkins, Jr., ready to forge his own path at Clemson


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Dawkins will enroll at Clemson in 2016
Dawkins will enroll at Clemson in 2016

Brian Dawkins, Jr. will follow in his father’s footsteps and play football at Clemson, but at the end of the day he wants to make his own name on and off the playing field.

The Littleton (CO) Valor Christian cornerback – and son of former Clemson great and NFL Pro Bowler Brian Dawkins – plans to attend Clemson as part of the 2016 recruiting class after spending a year in prep school.

The younger Dawkins told TigerNet this week that while playing at his father’s alma mater certainly factored into his decision, he saw Clemson as a place that he could grow and mature as a football player and a man.

“I am already familiar with Clemson because of my dad, but it was 100 percent my decision,” Dawkins, Jr. told TigerNet Tuesday. “I see it as a really great place to be, and place to get pushed but yet have a Christian mindset during the whole process. It will definitely be a blessing. To follow in my footsteps and to do it at the place where my dad started his great career is amazing. I can't wait.”

One of the main reasons Dawkins, Jr. decided to continue the Clemson legacy were the similarities between his father and his future position coach Mike ReedMike Reed
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“I have a great relationship with Coach Reed,” Dawkins said. “He teaches and I believe he will teach the same things my dad taught me. Those are the same things that allowed him to have a successful career in the pros, so I am really excited about that. They both have energy on the field, even though they aren't playing. They both bring intensity and energy.”

Before he can don the orange and white, however, Dawkins, Jr. will spend a year at Fork Union Military Academy in Virginia.

“I think it will be a great opportunity [attending Fork Union],” he said. “It was my choice to go to Fork Union. It will help me in college because I can get a head start and I will have a much easier transition at Clemson. I just want to get faster, stronger, get a better football IQ and help ease that transition from high school to college.”

As a senior, Dawkins, Jr. had over 100 tackles, six interceptions and forced six fumbles.

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spacer New Story: Brian Dawkins, Jr., ready to forge his own path at Clemson
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fairwoodtiger 67®
spacer As a walk-on I hope?
gbatt1024
spacer ok
deadsolidperfect®
spacer Wasn't Daddy Dawkins a 2 star throwaway offer
MRTTMT
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gbatt1024
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clemtiger117
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gbatt1024
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clemtiger117
spacer Re: Wasn't Daddy Dawkins a 2 star throwaway offer
gbatt1024
spacer Re: Wasn't Daddy Dawkins a 2 star throwaway offer
armsb
spacer Wrong. According to Rivals & ESPN he has ZERO other offers.
Razzmatazz
spacer Re: Wrong. According to Rivals & ESPN he has ZERO other offers.
footballmanager
spacer Rivals shows CU offered him a scholarship. Grow up.
Razzmatazz
spacer Absolutely right Razz***
AllTimeClemson
spacer Stop changing the subject .
MRTTMT
spacer Yeah, thank goodness we didn't give one of those
Fillthevalley
spacer Larry Nance the Race Car Driver?***
Neal in NC®
spacer Re: As a walk-on I hope?
clemtiger117
spacer Yeah! BS legacy schollies like Mitch Hyatt!!
acevans®
spacer You can't see the difference there?***
PenthouseTiger
spacer What's the difference other than "star rating" on
acevans®
spacer Re: What's the difference other than "star rating" on
PenthouseTiger
spacer Re: Yeah! BS legacy schollies like Mitch Hyatt!!
gbatt1024
spacer Re: Yeah! BS legacy schollies like Mitch Hyatt!!
deroberts
spacer Can't respond like an adult? Use juvenile name-calling.
Razzmatazz
spacer I'm saying you're making the judgment call of who
acevans®
spacer Re: I'm saying you're making the judgment call of who
gbatt1024
spacer Re: I'm saying you're making the judgment call of who
clemtiger117
spacer Daddy will be an NFL Hall of Famer....
VSmoove®
spacer Michael Jordan's kids didn't get scholarships to UNC***
PenthouseTiger
spacer Jordan's kid didn't go to UNC because he wanted an education***
ClemsonMike830
spacer Re: Jordan's kid didn't go to UNC because he wanted an education***
gbatt1024
spacer Re: Jordan's kid didn't go to UNC because he wanted an education***
Tigerluvr
spacer Re: Jordan's kid didn't go to UNC because he wanted an education***
JonnyDangerously
spacer And also because they weren't nearly as good as their dad***
PenthouseTiger
spacer Re: Daddy will be an NFL Hall of Famer....
GSCtiger
spacer Re: As a walk-on I hope?
IronTiger81®
spacer Re: As a walk-on I hope?
gbatt1024
spacer Really?
Shuey for pres
spacer Re: As a walk-on I hope?
armsb
spacer Re: As a walk-on I hope?
clemtiger117
spacer #ClemsonFamily***
Tiger Woods
spacer I'm sick of our coaching staff screwing up our recruiting***
franc1968®
spacer Re: I'm sick of our coaching staff screwing up our recruiting***
clemtiger117
spacer maybe you cood wait till after we loose
deadsolidperfect®
spacer I probably could....
franc1968®
spacer i know like me you're here to help...
deadsolidperfect®
spacer This should be a Hall of Fame post!
under11par®
spacer Dabo could scholly a raccoon and we should be fine with it.
Tickled Orange
spacer Depends on the raccoon's 40 time & vertical.***
Rocky the Tiger®
spacer I love that you guys still
EducationOnYourOwnTime®
spacer Dabo is a successful D1 coach.
ClemsonTiger1988®
spacer I am starting feel old...
tigerbum5
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Tiger8096
spacer Hard, but not impossible
EducationOnYourOwnTime®
spacer Re: I am starting feel old...
Tiger8096
spacer I have a positive feeling..
Carlsbad®
spacer If he can somehow gain another 3 or 4 inches, there's a
TheTigerFan555
spacer well, he has 2 of them
cutiger250
spacer Re: If he can somehow gain another 3 or 4 inches, there's a
EducationOnYourOwnTime®
spacer Re: If he can somehow gain another 3 or 4 inches, there's a
74TIGER
spacer Re: If he can somehow gain another 3 or 4 inches, there's a
HendrixTiger®
spacer Another Trapp Jr, or Davis twins, scholarship guys who will
AllTimeClemson
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clemtiger117
spacer Re: Another Trapp Jr, or Davis twins, scholarship guys who will
fencebusters®
spacer It's not a clue they don't have -
MRTTMT
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gbatt1024
spacer Re: Another Trapp Jr, or Davis twins, scholarship guys who will
fencebusters®
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EducationOnYourOwnTime®
spacer ^^^ Misspelled 'suxxor' ^^^***
SOLOS®
spacer Even assuming that is true (which is a stupid assumption)
acevans®
spacer Re: Even assuming that is true (which is a stupid assumption)
gbatt1024
spacer Wouldn't a preferred walk-on offer create family atmosphere?
Razzmatazz
spacer Re: Wouldn't a preferred walk-on offer create family atmosphere?
Country Gentleman®
spacer You mean Dawkins can't admission otherwise?
Razzmatazz
spacer Re: You mean Dawkins can't admission otherwise?
Country Gentleman®
spacer I know. Just like other gray-shirt offers, like Davis kids.
Razzmatazz
spacer no. . you sure? . no way. athletes are mistreated and abused***
GeeVille Tiger
spacer I agree the family atmosphere is great, but are you trying
AllTimeClemson
spacer It's an unpopular opinion on here but
Tiger4Life1995
spacer Thank you! It seems hard to offer constructive criticism
AllTimeClemson
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gbatt1024
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clemtiger117
spacer If you are going to cry over this gbatt then get the "F" off
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robbensdale®
spacer Does that mean my opinon is worth jack #### too?***
EducationOnYourOwnTime®
spacer Re: If you are going to cry over this gbatt then get the "F" off
footballmanager
spacer I do not read coot poser's post.***
ClemsonTiger1988®
spacer Have you ever considered the contributions of those legacies?***
SOLOS®
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armsb
spacer I'll take that bet! Falcinelli has already passed him on the
AllTimeClemson
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ziggy_1118
spacer Why not welcome him as a walk-on? Daddy can afford tuition.
Razzmatazz
spacer Re: Why not welcome him as a walk-on? Daddy can afford tuition.
armsb
spacer Re: Why not welcome him as a walk-on? Daddy can afford tuition.
Country Gentleman®
spacer Legacies Will End And Legacies Will Carry On ----
Xander5000
spacer Dawkins is worth a reported $18 million, yet we have to give
AllTimeClemson
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deroberts
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footballmanager
spacer Rivals shows CU offered him a scholarship. Any evidence not?***
Razzmatazz
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clemtiger117
spacer Rivals doesn't say "right off the bat", got Davis kids right
Razzmatazz
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clemtiger117
spacer I didn't trash the kid. I questioned the scholly offer.
Razzmatazz
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HendrixTiger®
spacer Yes. That's my understanding. Just like the Davis kids.***
Razzmatazz
spacer recruiting sites say he was offered, if he wasnt then all
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