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2014 DB Dawson picks up two big offers

6/16/2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- 2014 defensive back prospect Duke Dawson (Cross City, Fla./Dixie County) was a relatively unknown prospect heading in this week, but after a strong camp performance at Florida and Florida State, the talented cornerback has picked up offers from both schools.

The 5-foot-11, 184-pound athlete said he enjoyed his time in Gainesville earlier in the week and noted that it was different than his FSU experience.

"It was pretty good," Dawson said of his visit to Florida. "They took me around the whole school, took me on a tour, showed me some different places. It was really unique. I really liked it. I really look forward to going there again. It was different than what Florida State showed me. They looked at me like I was part of the team already."

Dawson was quick to point out that he also enjoyed his time in Tallahassee, but feels he wasn't able to show his full abilities during camp.

"At FSU, I like how they did their drills and how they showed me feelings, too," Dawson said. "It was pretty good, too, but there were a lot of people there so I couldn't get in a lot of reps to really show what I can do. They were excited to see me and they were impressed with my work ethic. I had a pretty good time."

Dawson, who said he will not make his college decision until his senior year, said defensive scheme will ultimately have a big influence on which school he will decide to attend.

"Really the thing I was looking at between Florida and Florida State is their defensive playing style," Dawson said. "I asked them lot of questions, mostly about if they play man or zone, because I like to press a lot when I'm playing corner."

Though he plays quarterback and cornerback in high school, Dawson said he will likely move to safety as he continues to get bigger.