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



5th and Long

October 14th, 2012 at 5:04 PM ^

Losing Dawson blows.  I was really looking forward to him in maize and blue.  However, on the bright side we get to look forward to a Hello Post, after thinking most were already used up this year.


Yeah...not sure if that's bright side...more like dimly lit side.


October 14th, 2012 at 5:52 PM ^

 Doesn't really mean Dawsons gone for good. If he is just interested in taking trips it's possible he could recommit after visits. It's not like it hasn't happened before.


October 14th, 2012 at 10:30 PM ^

The only time this happened was with Pharaoh Brown, and rumors at the time said that Hoke pulled his scholarship offer because of the way Brown took a covert visit without alerting the coaches.

I doubt he ends up at Michigan, but that also doesn't mean he doesn't still have an offer


October 14th, 2012 at 7:47 PM ^

in a way this seems like a no-lose situation, really. Seems like there are other really good players we are in on for 2013, and other OL for 2014. So, while Dawson is good, I don't see this as devastating, and I'm sure he'll do well wherever he goes.


October 14th, 2012 at 8:01 PM ^

Psychologist here but Im thinking he may have done this in part due to the death of his Dad. Perhaps he feels he can distance himself a bit from it by moving away. Hard for any one but really tough at that age. Anyway, hope he does well where ever he ends up.


October 15th, 2012 at 1:03 AM ^

You are talking about a number of current players including a couple of current starters.  There is no reason to be rude towards kids on our team.  Thomas Gordon is a very solid starter at S and BWC is serviceable at DT.  We haven't seen yet about kids like Hollowell, Richardson etc.


October 15th, 2012 at 9:49 AM ^

There is an old saying...if you love someone...let him go...if he comes's too damn bad because Hoke has a policy in place that doesn't allow commits to visit other you're shit out of luck, son.


October 15th, 2012 at 11:46 AM ^

I'm sure the coaches aren't shocked, as people change their minds all the time. It really is better for Dawson to move on if he gelled better with they guys at Florida.

The coaches have also been pretty clear:  unless you are positive you want to attend Michigan, don't commit. They have encouraged recruits to visit schools, and to see what is out there.

On the bright side, we definitely have room for Treadwell, Green, and McQuay. This also opens room for a late bloomer or two, whether on the OL or elsewhere.

Regarding the OL, I have heard that the coaches are really high on Ben Braden, one of the current redshirt freshmen. I think people are forgetting that we had a good recruiting class of OL in 2012, along with the four remaining in 2013.

It would be great to add another solid OG, but if one doesn't materialize, I'd rather have an extra scholarship to give on signing day, or hold one for 2014.