David Dawson, Michigan part ways 

October, 14, 2012
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David Dawson (Detroit/Cass Tech), the No. 1 offensive guard prospect in the nation, is no longer committed to Michigan.

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Tom VanHaaren for ESPN.comDavid Dawson's new list includes Alabama, Florida and LSU.
For quite some time Dawson had been flirting with the idea of entertaining other programs despite his commitment to the Wolverines. Brady Hoke and his staff have stood firm on their policy of no longer recruiting prospects who commit to them and then decided to take more visits.

"I wasn't 100 percent sure, and I didn't want to go any longer hurting myself or the University of Michigan," he said. "I talked to my mom and coaches and they gave me the OK to do what I felt was best. I thank Coach [Brady] Hoke for giving me the opportunity, but it was something I had to do."

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