Dotson Building Relationship With NC State

Charlotte (NC) Providence Day 2018 star point guard Devon Dotson updates his recruitment.

Charlotte (NC) Providence Day point guard Devon Dotson was outstanding as a sophomore, as he averaged 17 points, five assists, and four rebounds to help lead his team to the state NCISAA 3A state title.  

His play led to offers from Clemson, Charlotte, Winthrop, Rutgers, Georgia, Tennessee, Wake Forest, North Carolina, Florida, NC State, Hampton and Georgia Southern among others, and he's hearing from other programs as well.

"I've heard from NC State, UNC, Wake Forest, Georgia, Tennessee, USC, Providence, and Florida," said Dotson.  "They are all talking to me about being their point guard.   There has been a lot of interest."

NC State was one of the first schools to offer Dotson a scholarship, and he remains in constant contact with Wolfpack head coach Mark Gottfried.  

"I have a great relationship with coach Gottfried," Dotston said.  "He called me the first day they could start calling me.  He's just been talking about how I would fit in at NC State... how I could be a really good player for them."

Dotson, who plays with Team Charlotte, is averaging 11.2 points and 3.2 assists on Under Armour's Association.  At 6-foot-1 and 175 pounds he is a prototypical lead guard that impacts on both ends of the floor. 

Under Gottfried NC State has produced All-ACC guards Trevor LaceyAnthony Barber, and Lorenzo Brown, and the Wolfpack has five-star prospect Dennis Smith taking over the position this year.

'We've talked about the success of their point guards," said Dotson.  "They just got Dennis so it seems like they are doing something really big with point guards.  Cat is a great point guard, they developed him so that stands out to me."

Another school that has made Dotson a priority is North Carolina.  The Tar Heels offered him a scholarship during the season and are certainly in the mix.

"UNC said that they really like me, and I can be an impact player," he said.  "That's what coach Williams told me about their situation."

With offers from three of the four in-state ACC schools, the big question is if he grew up rooting for any of them. 

"I'm from the Midwest and most of my offers are down here, so I wasn't really a fan of the schools recruiting me," Dotson replied when asked if he grew up a fan of any certain college program. 

 Don't expect a quick decision from Dotson, who plans on taking visits in the near future.  

"i'll be visiting schools close to home soon," he said.  "I'm taking it slow.  I'll get feedback from my family and decide which is the best fit for me and my family."

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