Reon Dawson misunderstanding?

Submitted by Go.Blue.Hail on February 7th, 2013 at 6:17 PM


Turns out it might not be true at all. Reon didn't say he is a fan of our rival.

Just got off the phone with Reon he said he didn't say he loves ohio state he said"He loves the state of ohio"reporter changed up his words.


Carter Country

February 8th, 2013 at 4:51 PM ^

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.