By Keith McGonigle.
The Clemson coaching staffs is at a huge advantage headed into the 2011 season. Most coaching staffs have to split their time between recruiting, coaching and scouting upcoming opponents. With 16 recruits already verbally committed to the 2012 class, the coaching staff can put the majority of their time and focus on the 2011 season.
Nick Dawson, the highly rated linebacker from Phillip O Berry Tech (NC), is making changes to his list of favorites.
“I am actually making a new list of top schools,” said Dawson.
What schools have a good chance of making the new list?
“Louisville, Tennessee and Clemson. I haven’t heard as much from Clemson in a while,” said Dawson. “Louisville would be at the top and I want to say Clemson too, but they just haven’t been giving me a lot of love.”
The 6’2” 225 lbs. linebacker said he will definitely be making an appearance in Death Valley this fall.
“I plan on taking officials to Louisville, Tennessee and Clemson,” said Dawson.
The consensus four star linebacker, who holds over 15 offers, says he continues to be recruited everyday from Clemson verbal commit Germone Hopper.
“Every day he is on my back about it.”
In Dawson’s first game of the season he registered 10 tackles, 2 sacks and 2 rushing touchdowns. He is hoping for bigger and better things for the rest of the season.
“I want to help my team win a state championship this year,” said Dawson. “I have done a lot of things but I have never gotten a fumble recovery and scored off of it so that is one of my personal goals.”