For the first time in nearly three months, Boston College has added another DUDE to the 2014 recruiting class. Earlier this week, Allen Dawson - a three-star safety, according to 247Sports.com - committed to Steve Addazio's program.
Dawson, who is from Florida, was initially a 2013 recruit. However, he received no scholarship offers out of high school. In an effort to amass more interest in his game, he decided to relocate and attend prep school. The move to Cheshire (Conn.) Pine Crest School worked for Dawson. BC may have been the only school to offer Dawson, but Maryland, UCONN, and Penn State all expressed interest in him, too.
At 6-0, 193 pounds Dawson is the 23rd commitment of BC's 2014 recruiting class. His pledge is key, though; while Steve Addazio's first class is big, Dawson is just the second defensive back in the group (along with Kamrin Moore, who committed back in June).
According to Dawson, he was drawn to BC because of its strong reputation in the classroom and on the playing field: “It was definitely the great balance of academics and athletics, as well as the religious piece…There is no place like it and being part of a family community is something that I also wanted in a school.”
Dawson appears to have some nice measurables, too. According to his Hudl page, he possesses a 39’’ vertical leap and runs the 40 in 4.5 seconds.
An official visits to Chestnut Hill is scheduled for December 6, but that is likely just a formality at this point; Dawson's commitment appears to be very strong.
For highlights on Dawson in action, check here.