But he's planning on another trip.
The 6-foot-3, 230-pound Dawson tells Cardinal Authority that he is "planning" on making the trip back to Louisville next Monday for the Cardinals' season-opener against Miami.
Dawson is expected to be one of about 15 or 20 unofficial visitors at the game for U of L.
In June, Dawson had said he was ready to make a decision and his final list included U of L, Cincinnati, Indiana and Virginia. He said U of L at the time was his "favorite."
Dawson has since added an offer from Illinois and also has offers from Iowa State Syracuse and several others.
He's ranked as the No. 82 defensive end in the country by Scout.com.