Dawkins back from SEC trip

Brandon Dawkins might not know Jason Aldean and his country music - and that's one example of the culture shock during his trip to Georgia - but the four-star quarterback wouldn't be going to Athens to listen to tunes.
The Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian standout took an unofficial visit to Georgia recently and loved the campus, had good conversations with the coaches and said he hopes the Bulldogs keep recruiting him because he's highly interested in the program.
Maybe if Dawkins ends up at Georgia he can learn to like the steel guitar.
"It's a little bit different there," Dawkins said. "They had some concert for some country guy at their stadium. Some guy named Aldean or something like that so they were pretty pumped about that. It was a guy I never heard of.
"It was a little different but it's a cool town. It's not far from Atlanta so there is plenty of stuff to do so it was definitely a great area."
So far, Notre Dame, Utah and NC State have offered Dawkins, rated as the sixth-best dual-threat quarterback and the No. 134 prospect in the 2014 class by
During his trip to Georgia, Dawkins did not meet coach Mark Richt but he talked with a bunch of assistants and he's hopeful the Bulldogs continue to recruit him into his senior season.
"It was a good trip," Dawkins said. "Unfortunately I didn't get to meet with the head coach but I got to talk with a couple coaches and they said they're really interested in me, they love the way I play and they said they could definitely see me fitting in their offense.
"If they offered they would definitely be on my list because I'm trying to get to a college that puts quarterbacks in the NFL and they have a good history.
"They had Matt Stafford and the quarterback that they have now won MVP of the SEC so they're a program on the rise. They're doing everything right with their quarterbacks so I'd love to get offered by that school and it would definitely put them in my selections."
NC State is the latest offer for Dawkins and he's talking much more with that coaching staff but has not visited yet. That could be worked out in the off-season or Dawkins said he might schedule an official there if the interest continues.
"I've talked to them a lot lately," Dawkins said. "I keep in contact with them at least once a week since they offered.
"I'm definitely trying to figure out a way in my schedule to get out there. Maybe I'll just have to wait it out and take an official down there during the season so we'll have to see."