Colorado State is being held in high esteem for talented Georgia defensive end Kelton Dawson

CSU is in heavy pursuit of the 6-foot-4, 235-pound Peach State playmaker.

Stockbridge (Ga.) defensive end Kelton Dawson is up to 20 offers, but the 6-foot-4, 235-pounder is in no rush to announce a commitment. Dawson explained that several schools are equally at the top of his recruiting list.

“I have a few. I'd say Purdue, Cincinnati, Colorado State, Southern Mississippi, Tulane, West Virginia, Memphis, Missouri, and I believe that's it right now,” Dawson said.

“Either they're recruiting me very hard, or I've been watching some of their games and I like their defense. I feel like I can fit real good into their defense. I've looked at their rosters and they have older rosters, and I want to play as a freshman.”

Each of his favorites has offered. The big defender has not scheduled any official visits, nor has he set aside any schools in his mind he'd like to go to. The ultimate goal is to have a commitment in hand come December.

Colorado State is among the offered schools that has made a favorable impression. CSU tight ends coach Joe Cox visited the Georgia star in the spring and continues to show Dawson heavy interest.

“Coach Cox is real cool,” he said. “He calls me before every game on Friday, or every week, he's calling me throughout the week, asking me about how I'm doing and how my family is, or how the team's looking. I ask him how they're looking or who they've got this week. We have a real good relationship.”

The three-star said he is considering taking one of his official visits to CSU this fall. The Rams have expressed their desire to use Dawson's high motor and physicality at defensive end.

Stockbridge is off to a 4-0 start and Dawson has chipped in with 13 tackles and a pair of sacks. His goal in picking a school is finding one that gives him the best chance to win a National Championship, plus play in some capacity as a true freshman.

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