Dodson on Nebraska offer

With nearly 20 offers in hand, Cleveland Heights (OH) 4-star offensive tackle Kyle Dodson will have a tough decision on his hand in the future. Come inside as the junior talks about Nebraska and where they might fit into his equation.

Cleveland Heights (OH) 4-star offensive tackle Kyle Dodson is approaching nearly 20 offers, but you won't find the junior bragging about it.

"I'm not too worried about racking them up. You can only use one of those offers, so it doesn't matter to me how many I get," said Dodson to Big Red Report. "I'm just looking for the best one that fits me. A lot of guys care that they have so many offers, I don't."

Last week, the 2012 standout picked up an offer from Nebraska, a school he would say he is definitely interested in at this point.

"I thought it was great, because I consider them another great big offer. I don't know much about them at this point, but I'm going to be talking with the coaches and everything and learning more," said Dodson. "I'm still open to everybody. I wish they would have come a little sooner, just so I could learn more about them and evaluate them longer. But, I'm still open to everybody in the process.

"They said if I worked hard I could maybe play early, but they told me that I could get to the next level in their system if I work hard. They said they have the ability to get guys to the next level, so I was interested."

Dodson has offers from Nebraska, Auburn, Alabama, Wisconsin, Michigan, and more.
At 6-foot-6, 310 pounds, Dodson is currently rated the No. 27 offensive tackle nationally. With offers from the Big Ten, ACC, SEC, and Big East, Dodson says he could play anywhere.

"I think all the offers I have will showcase the talents I have. I wouldn't classify myself as just a run blocker or pass blocker. I can do everything, I'm a well rounded lineman. I'm pretty balanced," said the junior. "I'm looking for a school with a good criminal justice program that graduates a lot of it's players. Academics are important to me. I will also look at what the degree means from the college. Not everyone goes on to the next level, so I want a college that is respected and can help me get somewhere. If employers don't think a degree from that school really means much, I won't be interested.

"On the football field, I want a team that I can get the feeling they are on the rise or already on top. I need to see that they are going to do something when I'm there. Nebraska is definitely one of those schools."

Dodson has yet to visit Nebraska, but is hoping to visit sometime this summer. He has yet to make plans to head to Lincoln, but admits that he hasn't made any summer destination plans yet. He will also be busy in the classroom. But not to raise his GPA.

"This summer I'm going to be taking a lot of classes, so if I want to I can graduate early at December. I want the option to be able to head in early for spring practices. I want to get a head start and try to play my freshman year," said the junior. "I want to have time to visit schools though...I need to get down to Nebraska and check it out. I need to take it all in, both the academics side and the football side."

Josh Harvey has covered college football and recruiting for Fox Sports & since 2008. He is now the Publisher of Big Red Report, covering Nebraska athletics.
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