Dawson Favors Pac-12 Program

Tavrion Dawson, a promising junior power forward from Southern California, has numerous West Coast programs showing him interest....

Tavrion Dawson, 6-7 JR PF Gardena (Calif.) Serra, is a versatile prospect with the ability to play both inside and on the perimeter. A lefty with a solid stroke to 17-19 feet, Dawson has a very good feel and approach to the game.

I spoke with Dawson recently and he gave me a list of schools that have been in touch with him.

"Montana State has offered," said Dawson "And I'm hearing from UCLA, USC, Washington, Arizona State, Pepperdine , Santa Clara and Nevada."

I asked Dawson if any school stands out for him at this time.

"Arizona State – I'm feeling them right now," said Dawson. "I'm going to visit there and we'll see how the visit goes."

Dawson said he plans on visiting both USC and Arizona State next month.

I asked Dawson what he is looking for in a school.

"A coach with job security, a great education and an up-tempo offense," said Dawson. "The location doesn't really matter."

I asked Dawson if he has a feel for which schools are recruiting him the hardest.

"Arizona State, Montana State, Pepperdine, USC and UCLA," said Dawson.

Dawson said he has a time frame in mind for picking a school.

"I'll probably decide sometime after the summer," said Dawson.

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