May 12, 2011

Recruiting picks up for OL Dodson

Just when Kyle Dodson thought the recruiting process couldn't get any more hectic college coaches started making stops at Cleveland Heights, his high school home.

With scholarships from schools all over the nation, from Alabama and Auburn in the SEC to Michigan, Nebraska and Penn State in the Big Ten, it was a given that Dodson's recruitment was going to heat up in a big way.

Perhaps Dodson himself couldn't have anticipated how hectic things were going to become.

Coaches from Ohio State, Nebraska, Penn State, Wisconsin, Notre Dame, Michigan, Michigan State, NC State, West Virginia, Illinois, Pittsburgh, South Florida, UConn, Louisville and Minnesota have all stopped by Cleveland Heights to check in and express their interest in Dodson, now ranked the No. 152 prospect on the Rivals250.

With offers from all of those schools, except Ohio State, Dodson hasn't been able to start to narrow things down.

"I don't have a timetable," Dodson said. "I think I'm just going to start narrowing (his list) in June or whenever it feels right."

Dodson plans on trimming his list to ten schools, so it's not as though that first cut is going to tell us a lot about where he might be leaning.

He actually already knows of a few schools that he said will "definitely" make that first cut, but he's not ready to go public with that information.

"I have that in my head. I know some of the schools that will make my top ten," he admitted.

Dodson said he has visited about six schools so far and all of those trips went well. His most recent offers have come from Nebraska, Penn State, Virginia, Minnesota, Louisville and Bowling Green. The four-star prospect is at nearly two dozen verbal offers in all.

Are there any other college visits in the immediate future for Dodson?

"I don't have anything planned yet," he said. "But I definitely want to (take some visits) soon."

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