As he did last year it looks like CCS is trying to close this years class out with a bang. The past few weekends Louisville's Campus has been the stomping grounds for many elite prospects on official visits. This weekends visitors was headlined by 4 star Linebacker Nick Dawson which I know most of all you are already familiar with. Louisville has been in the race for Dawsons services for quite a while now and that persistence seems to be paying off as we had down the stretch to National Signing day.
Although Dawson will not be announcing his decision until the US Army All- American game what he told Jamie Newburg of ESPN upon completion of his visit this weekend should have cards fans optimistic about seeing Dawson in Red and Black next season.
Four-star linebacker Nick Dawson (Charlotte, N.C./Berry) just got back from his official visit to Louisville. He was so impressed with his visit he came home favoring the Cardinals.
“Louisville was great,” Dawson said. “Everything was terrific. I love the big family environment. And I have a big opportunity to play at linebacker. They like me as an inside guy. Coach (Charlie) Strong has a great defensive background. That is big for me. He can help me, my game and career. I would love to go there and play that position.
“Louisville is my favorite at this point. Teddy (Bridgewater) has done a great job as a true freshman. They are going to win big with him. And I can be that QB for the defense. I just have to work hard. That would be very cool.”
Dawson, 6-foot-2 and 222 pounds, says he is now down to two schools and plans on making his decision early in January.
“I am only considering N.C. State and Louisville,” Dawson said. “N.C. State has the same type of environment and some of the same other things there. It’s going to come down to what school can do the most for me. That’s what I have to figure out. But right now I favor Louisville. I will make my decision at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
Dawson is the No. 13 ranked inside linebacker in the nation and the No. 16 rated player from North Carolina.