Goodbye: David Dawson

Submitted by Wolverine Devotee on October 14th, 2012 at 1:19 PM

Per Sam Webb

Hearing that #Michigan has parted ways with Detroit Cass Tech David Dawson. Digging on it now. Stay tuned for more details

Have we have lost our pipeline edge in Cass Tech? Batten down the hatches.

History of Michigan recruting Cass Tech-

Player Pos Class Team
Vernon Gholston DE 2004 Ohio
Joseph Barksdale DT 2007 LSU
Boubecar Cissoko CB 2008 Michigan
Will Campbell DT 2009 Michigan
Thomas Gordon S 2009 Michigan
Teric Jones RB 2009 Michigan
Dior Mathis CB 2010 Oregon
Delonte Hollowell DB 2011 Michigan
Royce Jenkins-Stone LB 2012 Michigan
Terry Richardson CB 2012 Michigan

Current Cass Tech players-

David Dawson OL 2013 Offered
Jourdan Lewis CB 2013 Michigan (Verbal Commit)
Damon Webb CB 2014 Offered



Magnum P.I.

October 14th, 2012 at 1:53 PM ^

We should be fine. I think Kalis and Bosch will have the guard spots locked up for the next four or five years. Dawson would've been in a dog fight with Braden, Fox, Magnuson, and LTT.


October 14th, 2012 at 2:03 PM ^

It really sucks, and I like what I am seeing so far from fans, but I really hope people take this well. Meaning no tweets at him unless they are to wish him well. I have no problem with a kid taking time to make a decision. Hell I am doing that with what job I am going to take and I am years older than this kid.

So good luck to him, hope he ends up back at Michigan, but I hope that he does well whereever he goes.


October 14th, 2012 at 2:13 PM ^

I have no problem with a kid taking time to make a decision either. That's what Treadwell is doing. That's not what Dawson did. This is the equivalent of you accepting a job offer, them canceling future prospect interviews, and then you calling back and being like "oh nevermind, I want to look around some more". If you do that, that job is most definitely not going to be available to you anymore. Similarly, Michigan will move on. We will not see Dawson in this class.

I understand that choosing a school is a big deal, and I understand that there's a lot of pressure to commit early, but it's not okay to just change your mind and back out. The coaches go to great pains to stress to recruits that they shouldn't commit unless they are 100%. Honorable behavior stipulates that you wait until you're certain, so you don't eat up a spot that could be filled with someone that will actually stay committed.


October 14th, 2012 at 2:03 PM ^

No question he is florida bound....oh well. Good luck to him onward and upward from here.

Still have a huge recruiting weekend to look forward to.

Black Socks

October 14th, 2012 at 2:03 PM ^

We can't blame him for visiting.  Years ago I wanted to attend UF as well.  Then I visited Gainesville and realized I didn't want to spend four years in that town.

Best of luck to the young man either way.  His story is a tearjerker.


October 14th, 2012 at 2:07 PM ^

Me too.  One winter in Ann Arbor was super cold, and the girls on the Florida brochure looked so good.  But, I stayed and loved it.  My gf is from Florida, but she could care less about football.  I always liked Muchamp and Spurrier.  Hated Meyer though.


October 14th, 2012 at 2:04 PM ^

This kid has been on my nerves for a while with all his commit watchs.. Fuck him and the fact he thinks hes a future legend..( You havent done shit kid) I hope SC puts a beat down on the gators...also, I could care less if hes a kid in high school...Kid plays to many games


October 14th, 2012 at 10:06 PM ^

Considering he is from Michigan and plays for Cass, it is pretty surprising.  When you think about it, he did want to visit before and did actually schedule a visit until he cancelled it after talking with the coaches.  

Shakey Jake

October 14th, 2012 at 2:20 PM ^

as success at the position is very difficult to judge at the next level.

Just gives Michigan another opportunity at another lineman or skilled player.

I wouldn't worry at all and ify ou are worried, just pound another beer. It should help kill someo f the pain you are feeling.

Young John Beilein

October 14th, 2012 at 2:37 PM ^

Honestly he's a bit undersized for what this coaching staff is looking at for guard.  Wouldn't be surprised if Hoke outright pulled the scholly.  Now we can slide fox and bosch inside and grab Pocic as a second tackle.







October 14th, 2012 at 3:03 PM ^

Are over..

I graduated from Florida


I graduated from The University of Michigan!!!

Wow when it sounds like this Florida sounds like a JC. Lol

Cold War

October 14th, 2012 at 3:37 PM ^

Wonder what would happen in a situation like  this if the kid  took other  visits, then decided he was ready to commit to us again, agreeing to not  take  any more  visits? Is the door left  open or is  the seperation permanent?


October 14th, 2012 at 3:53 PM ^


UF is an excellent school in both academics and sports.  It is a member of the AAU. In my view and those that rate colleges (national and internationally), U of M holds an advantage, but not by much.


UF's campus and surrounding area is AA like.  Each school has acedemic and regional advantages.   For instance  100% of UF's  accounting graduates secured employment last year.  A UF student may also have a regional advanteage in securing employment in the southeastern states.  So  with  UF you get a SEC conference school with academic excellences with regional advantages.

With UM,  it is more of a nationally recognized institution with a nationally recognized sports program.


You really cannot go wrong with either choice.



October 14th, 2012 at 4:39 PM ^

At the undergrad level I don't think there's much differentiation period. Different schools use the same textbooks and teach the same basic content. By the time you start work you forget all the specifics that you would get from the classes being harder. I think the main differentiation between institutions happens at the graduate level, because then things start getting more resource constrained and only certain schools have big professors doing research.


October 14th, 2012 at 4:18 PM ^

I don't follow thing closely enough to have known of his apparent affection for UF and their players instead of ours, but I've been saying all along that we were going to have at least one high-profile decommit before signing day. It's an inevitable by-product of so many kids committing so early. You hate to lose a local kid, but at least he won't be playing elsewhere in the conference.

Michigan isn't right for everybody, and not everybody is right for Michigan.