Dawgs Get Critical Commitment
With Signing Day right around the corner, not many were expecting a big commitment like Georgia got today.
The Dawgs landed 3-star ATH Sheldon Dawson from Memphis, TN. Dawson was a huge get for the Georgia Bulldogs because with a upper-class heavy defensive secondary and no DB's committed, it was important the Dogs got Dawson to switch from Memphis to Georgia. However, it was Dawson's versatility that really had the Bulldog coaches drooling.
Georgia likes Dawson as a cornerback, returner and on offense similar to the way it used Brandon Boykin, who completed his eligibility.
“They’re looking at him to kind of be like a replacement for Boykin,” Sutton said. “Play cornerback and still do things in the return game at kick return and punt return and use him in some packages on offense.”
Dawson is a very versatile weapon and the idea that he will be used like Brandon Boykin is an understatement. Memphis actually recruited Dawson to be a RB - so, needless to say, he has the skill set to help on the offensive side of the ball.
Dawson, according to Rivals.com, is 5'11" 169lbs, can run the 40 in 4.4, and has a 33-inch vertical. In Grantham's defense, Dawson will be an "undersized" corner, but as you can see in his highlights below, he is a tough kid with a nose for the ball and can tackle. He will definitely need to develop his coverage skills, as he is definitely more comfortable in the backfield, but Dawson will get immediate looks on special teams.
Dawson's commitment is hopefully just the start of a great finish for the class of 2012.