Marc Givler from BuckeyeGrove.com reported earlier today that much to everyone's surprise, Californian Brandon Dawkins had made his way to Columbus to throw for Ohio State. Dawkins was apparently very impressive and caught the attention of the Ohio State staff. He told me after the NFTC in Columbus on June 2nd that he was going to try and make it back for the coaches and did that today.
"Yes it went very well, " Dawkins told me following the camp via text. "Coach Meyer told me he that after seeing me throw he considers me as a top three quarterback he's seen in person."
High praise from Ohio State indeed, but an offer coming his way? Not yet.
"They are waiting to see what Brandon Harris does, I think," he said. "They will let me know by next week they said, when they know what's going on, but he asked me to not commit anywhere until I've talked to them again."
Does that mean Dawkins already had a place in mind? Not necessarily.
"I just want to get it out of the way this summer," he said. "Ohio State is very impressive."
This is when the dance the Buckeyes do gets a bit more delicate, and it's a dance that so far this recruiting season has not ended well.
They are waiting on Harris to make a decision, but that doesn't necessarily mean they expect him to commit anytime soon, they would just like to see if he's got any intention of making it back to Columbus, therefore expressing (presuming here) real interest. If he (Harris) were to make another visit soon, the Buckeyes then wait feeling his interest is genuine. If not, I think they feel comfortable believing he ends up in the south and move on Stephen Collier/Brandon Dawkins.
If it's my choice, right now, I take Collier and am happy to do so. Could a decision be made by the end of this week? It wouldn't be surprising if it were, then again it would not be surprising if it took another month.