April 27, 2011

Dodson still waiting on offer

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One of the fastest rising prospects in Ohio at the moment is Cleveland Heights offensive tackle Kyle Dodson. The 6-foot-6, 310-pound prospect has seen his offer list go national after picking up offers from Alabama, Auburn, and Vanderbilt over the last month. Ohio State continues to recruit Dodson heavily but the big tackle left his unofficial visit for the spring game still waiting to receive an offer from the Buckeyes.

"It was great," said Dodson of the visit. "I think they looked very good out there."

As one of the top tackles in the Midwest and a player that is hoping to be a left tackle at the next level, it makes sense that Dodson would spend most of his time in Columbus watching all-Big Ten performer Mike Adams.

"I was watching the left tackle position the whole game," he said. "I definitely saw a lot out of Mike Adams. I was studying how he played and seeing what I could take to help my game."

There has been plenty of speculation in recent months that the Buckeyes are simply waiting on a qualifying test score before extending an offer. After getting down to campus and speaking with the coaching staff that seems to remain to be the case.

"I still don't have an offer," Dodson said. "They still are waiting on that test score and once I have it I think they will probably offer me. That's really the only thing (holding an offer up)."

With an offer list that sits in the ballpark of 20 schools, Dodson maintains that he is still wide open.

"I don't really have any favorites yet," he said. "I'm still just looking at all the schools that are recruiting me and waiting on new offers."

Ohio State isn't the only Big Ten school showing Dodson a lot of interest. Dodson had the chance to visit a pair of conference rivals this spring.

"I went to both Michigan and Wisconsin," he said. "They were really good visits."

Dodson says he will try to narrow things down at some point before his high school season but a final decision by the end of the summer is looking unlikely.

"I will probably decide sometime in the middle of my season," he said. "I'm probably going to end up going on some visits and will decide (based upon the visits)."

Dodson doesn't have any more unofficial visits scheduled and says he is unsure of his camp schedule but still intends to camp at Ohio State in June.


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