Trotwood-Madison (Ohio) High has two class of 2013 prospects ranked among the top 50 nationally, but the Rams' talent does not end there. 6-2, 175-pound athlete Reon Dawson boasts six offers himself from Penn State, Virginia, Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio University and Toledo.
Penn State was one of the first schools to offer Dawson, and he has scheduled a trip to Happy Valley along with one of his four-star teammates.
"Me and Mike McCray are going to go up there this weekend for a junior day," Dawson said. "We're going to go up there and see the tradition, because I don't really know nothing about Penn State. I want to see Penn State educationally because the main reason I want to go to college is to get an education."
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Besides the schools that have offered, Dawson lists interest from the likes of Arizona, Oregon State, Wake Forest, Illinois and North Carolina. He is in no rush to make a college selection and is working with Trotwood-Madison head coach Maurice Douglass to generate additional scholarship offers.
"Coach Doug said he is trying to get me some more and sending my tape out to everybody," Dawson said. "I don't know where I want to go yet. I'll pick my top five, then narrow it down to three and choose from the three. I will probably commit at the end of football season."
In the meantime, Dawson plans to continue evaluating schools and visiting campuses. He has trips to three programs on his radar for the near future.
"I might go to Purdue with Mike and Trey [Williams-Brown]," Dawson said. "Then, after that, I am going to go to Kentucky. I am going to miss the Kentucky one happening this weekend, but Coach Doug told me there is another one scheduled. Then, me and my girlfriend are going to go down to Cincinnati together because she wants me to go to their junior day."
Dawson was a key component in helping Trotwood-Madison reach the Division 2 state finals, but missed the championship game due to an ankle injury. He played primarily the cornerback spot as a junior, but plans to add wide receiver to his résumé next fall.