Sheldon Dawson is rated a three-star prospect by Rivals and has suddenly become the name du jour around the recruiting world thanks to his re-entry into the prospect market. The long-time Memphis commitment began to waiver on his allegiance after the Tigers fired their head coach, Larry Porter, and the Bulldogs appear to be heavily in the mix for his services.
According to Dawson’s high school coach, the 5’11, two-way, dynamo is looking to play both ways in college and after seeing the way the Bulldogs used Brandon Boykin last season, he’s intrigued by the prospect of doing something similar.
“From the outside looking in, I really feel like Georgia is the team to beat right now,” Sutton said. “He took a visit over there around the Christmas holidays, and he really enjoyed himself…I think you’ve already seen how they (Georgia) would use him. You’ve seen the way they use that (Brandon) Boykin kid on offense and defense. I think they feel like he would be a perfect fit for that role.
Dawson has been a very versatile player at the high school level, playing wide receiver, corner, running back, and punt return specialist, but projects as a corner at the next level.
That said, with Georgia’s recent challenges at tailback, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to add a guy who has some experience at that position, even if you don’t need him, because you just never know when you’ll need that extra depth.
Here’s a quick look at some of what Dawson offers as a running back.
While it doesn’t look like Dawson is a power guy, he does look tailor made for plays in space—something we currently see a lot of with Carlton Thomas.
In any event, Dawson will offer a lot of versatility for any school that can sign him and, for the moment, it looks like Georgia is in good position to be in that bunch.