Dawson setting up visits

Kentucky linebacker Lamar Dawson is setting up visits to some of the nation's top football programs. What schools will he be checking out?

Boyle County linebacker Lamar Dawson is preparing for his final high school game this week, as his Boyle County squad will take on Allen County-Scottsville on Friday for the 4A State Championship. But his career won't end on that day.

Dawson is preparing to visit a handful of colleges before making a decision about where he'll continue his career.

"I plan on going to Florida next weekend (December 11th), USC on January 14th and Tennessee on January 29th," he continued. Dawson will also be visiting with Michigan soon, arguably the most storied program on his list. The Wolverines came and checked in with Dawson at his school this week.

"Yeah, the defensive line coach (Bruce Tall) came and it went good," he said. "I just expect to meet the players and get a better feel on Michigan," Dawson said of his planned visit. Dawson will be in Ann Arbor on January 21st for his official visit.

Dawson is also still considering Kentucky and Louisville. He's visited them both unofficially and may check them both out again before he makes his final decision.

But before any of that occurs, Dawson will finish up his already productive senior season.

"I'm real excited about the chance to repeat as state champion," said Dawson. Dawson will leave a legacy at Boyle County and he hopes to be well thought of when his career is over. "I want to be remembered as a good person on and off the field and one of the best players to come through," he finished.

Through 14 games, Dawson has 158 tackles and four interceptions on the defensive side of the ball. He's also rushed for 676 yards and 14 touchdowns in 78 carries this year. Dawson's most astounding game this year was on October 22nd when they took on East Jessamine High. Dawson accounted for 32 tackles in that game.

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