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Four-Star Dodson will take all five offical visits

He may still be solidly committed to Ole Miss, but Rivals250 and Memphis (Tenn.) Whitehaven all-purpose back Mark Dodson Jr. said he intends to take all five of his visits this fall.
"I'm going to take all five," Dodson said. "I'm not going to get an opportunity like this again in life so I've got to take advantage."
As of Thursday, Dodson said he's planned only one trip thus far, to Oxford for Ole Miss vs. Texas on Sept. 15.
"That's going to be a good game," Dodson said. "I can't wait to see what the atmosphere is going to be like."
For his other trips, Dodson is tentatively planning to go to Vanderbilt and Illinois, and is also considering taking a trip to Mississippi State. He's keeping his last spot open in case another school comes into play.
"I'm going to sit and wait and see where I want to go," Dodson said.
Dodson has several teammates who are also highly recruited, including Vanderbilt commits Gerald Perry (3-star wide receiver) and Darrius Sims (3-star defensive back).
"They try to get me to go to Vandy and I try to get them to go to Ole Miss," he said. "I'm not sure either of us are going to chance each other's minds."
In the meantime, he's lobbying the Rebels coaching staff to extend an offer to his teammate, offensive lineman Vincent Hunter.
"I'm trying to get my offensive lineman there with me," Dodson said of Hunter, who has offers from Arkansas, Arkansas State, Memphis and Miss. State. "They're gong to come down and see us play soon. I've been running behind him since middle school and I'd love to do it in college, too."