Commitment Status:Signed LOI

Lamar Dawson

College Choices

School Interest Offer Visit Recruited by
USCCOMMITTED (02/02/2011)Offered01/14/2011Joe Barry
CincinnatiNoneOfferedNoneT.J. Weist
KentuckyNoneOffered12/17/2010Chuck Smith
OregonNoneOffered10/01/2010Don Pellum
UCFNoneOffered01/21/2011David Kelly
W. KentuckyNoneOfferedNoneWalt Wells

Scouting Report on Lamar Dawson

by Barry Every - 06/03/2010
  • SpeedDivision I Player
  • SizeBlue Chip
  • StrengthBlue Chip
  • AgilityDivision I Player
  • Lateral PursuitBlue Chip
On the Hoof: Dawson has excellent height for an inside linebacker to go along with superior overall body structure. He has a build similar to 2008 Ohio State signee Etienne Sabino.
Needs Improvement: Dawson could improve his tackling form by working on getting more knee bend and striking ball carriers lower. He will also need to watch his weight if he wants to stay at linebacker because he could grow into a defensive end.
Most Impressive: He is a huge linebacker who can run and is not afraid of contact. Dawson also has excellent ball skills and could be a difference-maker by intercepting passes and scoring rather than just falling to the ground. His overall athleticism will allow him to play more than one of the linebacker positions at the next level.
Conclusion: He could see early playing time because of his affinity for contact and his overall size. Dawson will no doubt be a terror on special teams. Do not be surprised if he ends up the top prospect in Kentucky for the 2011 class.

Barry Every is a Football Recruiting Analyst for He has worked in the recruiting offices for Mark Richt at the University of Georgia, Bobby Bowden at Florida State University and Mack Brown at the University of North Carolina

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4-star Dawson commits to USC01/31/
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Dawson has final visits set01/02/ Football Recruiting
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Dawson says he'll officially visit UK this weekend12/14/
Quiet Dawson's play speaks for itself12/13/
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Dawson helps Boyle County to another state title12/03/
AMP: Dawson down to seven12/02/ Football Recruiting
Dawson makes time for USC12/02/
Dawson to play for state title Friday11/30/
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KFCA Awards11/17/
Ask Mike: Tennessee losing ground?11/12/ Football Recruiting
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Elite Eight10/27/
Dawson discusses Kentucky visit10/24/
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Lamar Dawson reminds us of...

Jelani Jenkins - LB Olney, MD Ht: 6'1"Wt: 223 lbs College: Florida