Four-star safety Ka'Davion Dotson set to see a handful of major programs
Duncanville (Texas) four-star safety Ka'Davion Dotson has been taking in a lot of interest following his junior season, as programs from coast-to-coast remain in contact with one of DFW's top defensive backs.
Miami, Florida, Texas, LSU, Arkansas and Oregon are just some of the programs standing out after his state championship run last season.
At Miami, a relationship with defensive backs coach Jahmile Addae has stood out early on for the Hurricanes and it has Dotson excited for a potential visit to Coral Gables this spring.
"I just like the defensive backs coach," Dotson said. "Knowing him and how they play their football there."
Texas shuffled some things around after Dotson's main point of contact, Chris Gilbert, left for a job at North Texas, but special teams coordinator Jeff Banks and safeties coach Blake Gideon have made the transition seamless for the Longhorns.
"Me and Coach Banks have been in contact a lot and Coach Gideon," he said. "Coach Banks is just a great guy. Any time I get to talk with him, it's not always about football."
One of Dotson's favorite visits to date was to Oregon where he got to see the program for himself, but he is looking forward to getting back with a change at safeties coach in Eugene.
"They actually had a safeties coach change," he said. "The safeties coach they hired, I don't know him, so I want to get back up there and see how he's coaching up there."
LSU has picked up some steam with Dotson in recent months and it has the Tigers in line for a return visit on April 14.
"Louisiana State University, it's LSU," he said. "Coach Cooks and Coach Sherm, we've been in contact a lot and Coach House."
Dotson will also see Arkansas on March 11 as secondary coach Deron Wilson has made an immediate impact upon arriving in Fayetteville.
"Coach Wilson, him coming from Florida and knowing the staff around him, they're a good staff," he said. "They're very productive. They've been in contact with me and my mom a lot lately."
As for the rest of Dotson's extended visit schedule, he will see SMU on March 9, Arizona State on March 18, Texas on March 24, TCU on March 25 and Florida State on March 30.
"I plan on making a decision mid-season," he said. "I want to know where home is before then, but I'll make the commitment mid-season."
At 6-foot-0, 178 pounds, Dotson is ranked as the No. 92 recruit in the country for the class of 2024, according to Rivals. He is the No. 7 ranked safety prospect in the country and the No. 14 recruit from the state of Texas.