For Cincinnati (Ohio) Moeller senior tight end Matt Dotson decision day is fast approaching with a commitment date set for July 6.
Recently, Dotson has made visits to Penn State and the Michigan State Spartans. The final two schools he’ll be deciding between.
Spartan Digest reached out to the Scout four-star tight end about his visit with Mark Dantonio and the Spartans to get his final thoughts on the Spartans.
“The visit was really good and I really enjoyed being there,” said Dotson. “I also enjoyed spending time with all the coaching staff and had a really good time. This was the second time up and I was looking to know more of the people there and getting to know more of the staff.”
While Dotson and his mother Deseree have made several trips together during the recruiting process. He knows her insight will play a role in his final decision.
“I’ve really enjoyed taking trips with her and seeing what she thinks,” he said. “She picks up on things sometimes I may not. So that is always fun.”
On his past trip to East Lansing, both received more time than they expected from the Spartans head man, Mark Dantonio.
“I wasn’t really expecting to spend a lot of time with Coach Dantonio,” he said. “They had a camp going on but we spent most of the day with him and it was a great experience.”
What did Dotson like most about the time spend with the Spartans head man?
“I just liked the fact he took time out of his day and spent most of the day with us,” he said. “I also liked how he handled himself and talked about the program. You could tell he was really genuine and very non-bias towards his program. So I really enjoyed that.”
With some members of the Spartans 2016 class on campus, Dotson also got a chance to spend a little time with them to learn more.
“I got a chance to talk with some of them for a little bit about how they are liking it so far and what they like about it,” he explained. “So that was really good. It was nice to talk with guys that are going to be freshmen in college.”
As for feeling any pressure on his final decision, Dotson knows the time has come to end all the fuss.
“I’m not really feeling the pressure,” he said. “I’m ready to make my decision and the recruiting process has been great. But, it’s time for me to represent a school and start building a class to win a National Championship.”
How hard will it be to make the final call telling one school he’s not giving them his pledge?
“I would say it’s difficult but I must do what is best for me,” he said. “They (coaches) understand that and if it’s not their school, they’ve been there before with recruits and know how it is. So I’m not too worried about hurting feelings as I have to do what is best for me.”