The 6-foot-4 215-pound prospect spent Saturday playing 7on7 at Dana Hills AirStrike with his Oaks Christian squad.
The three-star prospect currently holds offers from Notre Dame, Utah, North Carolina State and Hawaii. Dawkins thinks a strong showing at USC Sunday could earn him offer No. 5. "That's what I'm hoping," he said after his first game of the morning at Dana Hills. "But you can't really tell until it happens. Best situation, an offer comes tomorrow, that's what I'm hoping for."
USC quarterbacks coach Clay Helton recently was at Dawkins' high school to watch him throw, "[Helton] has been talking me up a lot lately and he told me he's excited to get me down to camp," Dawkins said. "He wants me to get out there and throw at camp, work with me, and see what I can do.
"Throwing the other day [with Helton at practice] went well," he continued. "He said he was fired up to show coach [Ed] Orgeron and coach [Lane] Kiffin."
Dawkins says he thinks he needs to show USC on Sunday good footwork and consistency.
The Southern California native says the Trojans would definitely be toward the top of his list if he picks up an offer. "Living in California, everyone likes USC," he said.
If he does pick up an offer after camp, Dawkins said he most likely wouldn't commit on the spot. "That would be a little messed up, since I've had offers since my sophomore year from [Notre Dame and Utah]," he said. "I would still need to weigh my options.
"But [USC] is a big time program. It's a program that puts quarterbacks in the NFL."
Dawkins, who recently tweeted that he was trying to commit to Notre Dame, says he has a phone call pending with the Irish to talk about whether or not his offer is still a committable one. "I've still had contact with them, so I don't see why it wouldn't be," Dawkins explained, "but you never know."
Dawkins said he would like to make a commitment before the start of the high school football season, though he plans to take all of his official visits after the season gets started.