Dawkins was on hand for the Utah game and came away feeling good about the direction of the program.
"I was excited to get out there for my official visit, but I really wasn't sure what to expect," Dawkins said. "I'm completely sold on becoming a Wildcat. I just hadn't seen the new facilities or anything like that and I was also curious to see how the team looked against a solid Pac-12 team."
Needless to say, Dawkins was impressed.
"The new facilities are amazing," Dawkins said. "Everything the coaches said they were going to build and put in was done. And just walking through the new building and players' lounge it kind of had a professional feel to it."
The product the Wildcats put out on the field also caught Dawkins' eye.
"It's tough breaking in a new quarterback, but you can see that he's getting more confident as time goes on," Dawkins said. "Having a great running back also helps a lot, but Coach Rodriguez was putting Denker in positions where he had different options to look at in the passing game."
With his official visit out of the way, it's back to business for Dawkins.
"Like any other senior I want to go out with a bang and right now we're competing and I just want to leave everything on the field," Dawkins said.
Dawkins is also taking a few pieces of Rodriguez's advice to heart.
"He told me during the season especially to really take care of my body and eat right and continue to work out hard," Dawkins said.
"That will help me succeed during my season, but it will also set the tone for my offseason work."
This offseason will probably be the most important one of Dawkins' young career.
"Coach said next season the best quarterback will play, regardless of class, and I think giving the competition I've played and the fact that I will do whatever it takes will hopefully give me a leg up," he said.