Niko Porikos grew up in an NTDP billet home. Cool story.
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|2 years 34 weeks ago||I know the reporter who wrote||
I know the reporter who wrote the story. Trust me when I say he's not the kind of person who would try to set up an Ohio kid going to Michigan to make him look bad. He's also not a die hard Ohio State fan for whatever that's worth.
I think the quote is accurate. For media in Ohio -- and I would have to think it's the same way in Michigan -- I think it's a standard question to ask what family and friends think about leaving Ohio to play at Michigan. There's no malicious intent but because of the rivalry you ask. Same for a kid leaving Michigan to play at Ohio State.
I think Dawson gave a truthful answer. He grew up in Ohio so he grew up a Buckeyes fan. Neat quote and a nice recruiting day story angle. I don't think Dawson (or the reporter) envisioned this going national like it has. ... And I would expect nothing less -- not in a negative way -- of Dawson and McCray trying to make their transition to Michigan easier than by saying he was misquoted. I'd probably do the same thing if I was in his position.