It was easy for Dawson to get lost in the wash at the Athens Nike Camp last month after checking in late. At Duke he left no doubts that he belongs among the nation's elite LB recruits for 2012. He grabbed a pick six in half skelly competition and was always around the ball. He is right around the 20-offer mark and the list could grow after his camp outing.
Dawson racked up 123 tackles, 6 for loss, 6 sacks and an interception returned for 85 yards last year. As a sophomore, he had 125 tackles and 6 interceptions. He is in his 4th year as a starter for his high school team.