Dawson keeping an open mind

Trotwood (Ohio) Trotwood-Madison cornerback Reon Dawson had been scheduled to attend last weekend's Junior Day at Penn State, but had to change his plans at the last minute. Despite this change of plans, Dawson has already attended one junior day and has a few other visits planned.
"I talk to Penn State and the other five schools that have offered me a lot," said the 6-foot-2, 175-pound Dawson. "I also talk with Ohio State, Purdue, Georgia Tech, Michigan and Wisconsin. I went to Ohio State's Junior Day, I'm going to Purdue's Junior Day next weekend and Cincinnati probably on the first of March."
The cornerback, who said he will also play wide receiver this year, spoke about some of the other schools he is in contact with.
"I like Georgia Tech because I've been in contact with them since before last season started," he said. "I feel like they've trusted me to do good things since before I even played a game. Michigan came down to watch some other players and I got to talk with one of their coaches.
Wisconsin has been sending me a lot of mail. They've been trying to inform me about their academics, their history and everything they can offer."
Growing up in Ohio, the in-state Buckeyes have always had a special place in his heart.
"I followed Ohio State while growing up," he said. "I used to watch all their games when I was little. I've met Coach Meyer a few times before and at their Junior Day. He promises big things and I expect big things at whatever school I'm at."
One of the schools that have offered Dawson has a unique tie to the high school stand out.
"Coach Douglass and my cousin Dermontti Dawson (Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2012 inductee) played at Kentucky. They think I'd play well there so that might give them a leg up," Dawson said laughing. "I plan on visiting soon. We registered too late to go to their Junior Day that just passed but I'll go to the next one. All of my family on my dad's side lives down there."
Dawson, however, maintains that he does not have a number one school yet.
"I don't have any favorites yet," he said. "I'm going to wait until I've gotten all my offers then narrow it down to a top five and a top three. I'm going to focus on my senior year, then deal with my decision. My college choice is going to be based on academics."