"The biggest part was because I wanted to play for coach [Trent] Johnson," Dotson, a four-star guard said. "I think it's just the best situation for me because they lose three two guards this year."
The Seattle (Wash.) Rainer Beach standout took his official visit to LSU in the middle of September. He also took trips to Louisville and SMU, and was scheduled to go to Washington this weekend, but he decided to cancel the trip.
Ultimately when Dotson sat down to hash out a decision, the fact that he can play right away at LSU played a major role in his decision.
"I can bring a little bit of everything," he said. "My first year I can step right in and I'm not going to have to worry about it because they don't have any other two guards there. I can live and learn and make mistakes."