Cleveland Heights (Ohio) four-star offensive tackle Kyle Dodson's recruitment will come to an end shortly with National Signing Day on Feb. 1, but Dodson does not plan to maintain the suspense all way until Signing Day.
"I'm still considering the five schools I have taken visits to and will decide this weekend," Dodson reported. "It should be coming Saturday. I'm just going to call the coaches and let them know… do it low key."
Prior to making his final decision, Dodson will host coaches from each of the five schools he visited - Wisconsin, Ohio State, Michigan State, USC and Auburn. Those visits will take place late in the week, however, because Dodson is scheduled to have surgery on a torn labrum in his shoulder on Tuesday.
"I have all the coaches coming in this week on Thursday, Friday and Saturday," Dodsons said. "I don't know for sure what coaches are coming in [when]… I've got to talk to my coach and ask."
Dodson took his fifth and final official visit of the process this past weekend to Michigan State. Earlier this month he was unsure whether he would take all five official visits, but is glad he chose to do so.
"I was very glad I went. It was very impressive and I had a great time there," Dodson said. "I think the realness of the coaching staff stuck out to me a lot. The players and the connection I made with them stuck out also. I felt at home."
Dodson originally committed to Wisconsin back in June. Soon after his senior season was complete, though, he decided to take additional official visits to be sure of his choice. With his decision nearing, Dodson is beginning to get a sense for which school he will sign with.
"It's starting to clear up and I'm starting to develop those feelings for a school," he said.
The 6-6, 315-pound Dodson is ranked as the No. 178 player nationally and the No. 16 offensive tackle. He was selected to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl earlier this month, but was unable to compete due to the shoulder injury.