"It's still going the same," Dawson said of his recruitment. "I'm pretty much hearing from the same people. I've been hearing from Georgia lately. They're talking about offering me when I come down to their camp. Cincinnati, Tennessee, Ole Miss, Arkansas and Vanderbilt, they've been hitting me up a lot."
Dawson plans to attend a summer camp at Georgia in mid-July. He visited Ole Miss earlier this month, one of his many camp stops over the last few weeks. And he has a few more scheduled.
Dawson has long named Ole Miss his leader, the 5-foot-10, 170-pound Dawson saying as early as June 6 the Rebels were "still at the top" of his list of schools.
Ole Miss even secured a commitment from Dawson's teammate, running back Jaylen Walton, a few days later.
"That plays a part, ‘cause we both started with Ole Miss together," Dawson said of Walton's commitment. "They was one of the top schools. He has a lot to do (with a potential decision)."
Most assumed Dawson, of Ridgeway High School, would follow suit, but he didn't. Instead, he is now likely to wait out the recruiting process for a little while longer and allow other schools to give a pitch for his services.
"I was planning to commit (to a school) before the season, but I'm not sure yet," he said.
Dawson rushed for 1,108 yards and 14 touchdowns on 53 carries as a junior last season. He will play some wide receiver as a senior. "I'm trying to lead the team in receiving," he said. However, most schools are primarly recruiting Dawson as a defensive back.
"I'm kind of comfortable with it, but I'm not all the way comfortable with it," he said of defensive back. "But it's cool. I mean, I can always do good on offense. I'm just trying to get my defense up to par."