Dodson visits Louisville

A pair of SEC schools are in the lead for talented Memphis (TN) Whitehaven running back Mark Dodson, who attended Louisville's Junior Day last weekend. What did Dodson think of his visit with the Cardinals?

Arkansas and Ole Miss lead for standout Memphis (TN) Whitehaven running back Mark Dodson, who attended Louisville's Junior Day last weekend. What did Dodson think of his visit with the Cardinals?

"It was a great school," Dodson said about Louisville. "What stood out the most was the stadium and their weight room. I liked the stadium. The facilities were very impressive."

Dodson came away impressed with Charlie Strong's coaching staff.

"They've been around each other for a while and their chemistry is already there," Dodson said.

Dodson said Louisville assistant Kenny Carter plans to visit him this spring.

"The running back coach (Kenny Carter) said he was going to come down to my spring practice," said Dodson. "Our first spring practice is Monday, but I'm not sure when we'll be in pads."

Dodson plans to check out a pair of SEC schools soon.

"I'm going back down to Ole Miss Saturday, then I'm going to be at Mississippi State's Junior Day," Dodson said.

Dodson said Ohio State is close to extending a scholarship, pending a review of his transcripts. He says Ole Miss and Arkansas are his two early leaders because they have the best opportunity for him play early.

"I'm going to commit before my senior season," Dodson said. "(It's going to come down to) who they have currently at running and how early can I play? It's just really how early can I play and can they teach me how to get to the next level?

"Ole Miss is up there, and Arkansas is right behind them," Dodson said. "I'd say they are neck and neck. Ole Miss looks at me as their every down running back."


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