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Dawkins getting major looks

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Brandon Dawkins' junior season is finished and his recruitment has already been exciting especially since he talked to USC quarterbacks coach Clay Helton recently.
The Trojans have not offered but the 2014 quarterback from Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian has been encouraged by the talks and admits an offer from USC would be huge moving forward.
"They said they were really interested in me," Dawkins said. "They said not to really worry about the offer this early and they said it's going to be coming in. The coach likes to take it slow. They said they really love the way I play and they said I fit in the offense perfectly.
"If I was offered I wouldn't commit right away but they'd be in high regard. I really like USC but I would definitely put them top five. I'd go in, take a look at everything, take my official next year and see how I like it. It would really be a blessing to get an offer from SC."
An offer from USC would be huge but Dawkins already has offers from Notre Dame and Utah and the Irish are sticking out.
The 6-foot-3, 206-pound four-star prospect has already visited South Bend and was blown away by his surroundings. Attending the same high school as Jimmy Clausen, there are connections to Notre Dame and Dawkins said he's highly interested.
"They had a great season and they're doing really well," Dawkins said. "I can't wait to watch the [national championship] game, it's going to be a good game. They've always been really high on my list. Even when I was younger I was a Notre Dame fan. I had no clue why, I just liked the emblem.
"That's a great school. I loved my visit down there and the education down there. I can't wait to get up there again and see everything. I really loved the town. It seems like a town built around the football team. When I walked in the streets people recognized me so that was amazing."
Dawkins has the two offers, the new interest from USC and he said pretty much every school in the Pac-12 along with some teams in the SEC continue to show interest.
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