2014 DB Dawson wants home-state stage 

August, 12, 2012
8/12/12
12:54
PM ET
CROSS CITY, Fla. -- For 2014 defensive back Duke Dawson (Cross City, Fla./Dixie County), the dream has always been to play college football at a big-time college program. After earning offers at camp from nearby schools Florida and Florida State, it looks like Dawson will get his chance.

Heading in to his junior year, Dawson is just learning what the recruiting process is all about, but the 5-foot-11, 185-pound athlete says he has enjoyed the process so far.

[+] EnlargeDuke Dawson
Derek Tyson/ESPN.com2014 safety Duke Dawson has offers from Florida, Florida State, Iowa and Wisconsin.
"The attention is exciting," Dawson said. "It's always been my dream to play at a big school one day and now it looks like I will have that opportunity. It's been pretty cool."
Florida's Ability To Close 2015 Recruiting
National recruiting coordinator Craig Haubert discusses new Florida coach Jim McElwain's ability to close 2015 recruiting. National recruiting director Tom Luginbill breaks down the Gators' sales pitch in their attempt to flip committed prospects.
VIDEO PLAYLIST video