Buckeyes offer big-time Michigan commit


The Ohio State/Michigan rivalry never rests, especially when it comes to recruiting.

ESPN 150 David Dawson (Detroit, Mich./Cass Tech) – the No. 1 ranked guard in the country from the 2013 class – picked up an offer from Ohio State on Friday.

“It feels great to know that [Ohio State coach Urban Meyer] offered me,” Dawson said. “Down in Florida, he won a couple of national championships. He’s a great coach.”

Though committed to Michigan, the 6-foot-4, 282-pound Dawson has started to pick up even more interest as Vanderbilt offered him last week.

It’s Dawson’s belief that with exposure from the Nike Football Training Camps and footage from The Opening, it’s not hard to find out more about him.

The fact he was named the MVP of the offensive line at the Columbus NFTC in May showed what a valuable asset he is.

“I think it comes from the camps I’ve been going to,” Dawson said. “A lot of coaches are getting more film of me. It’s starting to come in. Schools are starting to contact me and e-mail me more. I think that has a lot to do with it.”

As for his commitment to Michigan, which came on Feb. 18, Dawson has a message for his fans.

“I’m committed to the University of Michigan,” he said.