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Mark Dodson Jr. will visit more after Rebs

9/13/2012

Mark Dodson Jr. is set to take his official visit to Ole Miss this weekend, where he committed in May.

The tailback from Memphis (Tenn.) Whitehaven said he will take more official visits after his trip to Oxford, although he didn't cite any specific schools.

“Don't know the next one yet,” he stated via text.

Dodson might soon have more opportunities, thanks to his play this season. He rushed for 385 yards on 30 carriers for three touchdowns last week in a 63-34 win over Memphis (Tenn.) Ridgeway.

He has scholarship offers from Ole Miss, Arkansas, Syracuse, Memphis, Western Kentucky, Northern Illinois, Vanderbilt, Tennessee and Tennessee State. Moreover, Michigan and Ohio State showed strong interest before he committed to the Rebels.

Dodson has long said he wants to play in the SEC, which would seem to limit his options to Ole Miss, Arkansas, Vanderbilt and Tennessee. He seemed uninterested in the Vols during the offseason, saying the school didn't recruit him aggressively enough. Arkansas now seems in disarray after losing 34-31 to Louisiana-Monroe in interim coach John L. Smith's second game at the school.

Dodson's teammate, receiver Gerald Perry, committed to Vandy in May. The Commodores have 21 commitments for the 2012 class, including 10 four-star prospects and four ESPN 300 commitments. Ole Miss has 18 commitments for the 2012 class, including four ESPN 300 prospects and seven four-star commitments.