Brandon Dawkins, quarterback from Oaks Christian High School in Westlake Village, Calif., is a 2014 prospect with two big scholarship offers. The 6-foot-4, 220-pound 15-year old passed for 3,000 yards and 30 touchdowns during his sophomore year.
"There are a lot of great athletes out here," Brandon Dawkins said at the Rivals.com Underclassmen Challenge. "There are a lot of good quarterbacks and receivers. Just to be able to compete with these guys is a lot of fun. I just wanted to show everyone what I can do."
Several programs are well aware of the talented prospect.
"It's really big to already have a few offers," Dawkins said. "It's really a blessing to have an offer from Notre Dame. It think it's big. Jimmy Clausen has told me how great of a school it is. I am very interested in them. It's great to have interest from a program like that.
"I also have an offer from Utah. Utah is a really good school. I love the coaches there. I have talked to coach Johnson a lot. He is a really good guy."
Dawkins has also received interest from two powerhouse programs in the Crimson Tide and Trojans.
"Alabama and USC have shown a lot of interest, mainly Alabama," Dawkins said. "They have been showing me a lot of love. They have sent me a lot of letters.
"I have high interest in Alabama. It's a really good school. Everyone knows about them. They just won the national championship. I love the coaching staff. I worked out with them last summer at their camp. They have showed a lot of interest in me. I want to show them I have improved since last year.
"USC is a really good school. I went up there for an unofficial visit and had a really good time. I went in the locker room and went to the quarterback meetings. I met Matt Barkley and [Jesse] Scroggins. They are good guys. USC is in a good area. It's about an hour away from my house. I just love it out there."
Dawkins recognizes his strengths and plenty of time to become an even better athlete by the time he is ready for the next level.
"My biggest strength is my size, arm strength and accuracy," he said. "I feel like it separates me from other quarterbacks. I turn 16 July 21. Just being a 15-year old and being able to compete with guys who are 18 is really good."
Dawkins does not list any favorites at this time and does not have any other plans for the summer.