Weight: 175 lbs.
High school: Trotwood (OH) Trotwood-Madison
Jersey number: N/A
Last year: Dawson was a senior in high school. I gave him a TTB Rating of 62.
Dawson spent a good deal of the recruitment process committed to Illinois. He committed to the Illini in May 2012 before getting offered by the Wolverines in December and committing about a month later, joining high school teammate Mike McCray II in Michigan's class.
As you can see from that picture above, he's pretty skinny. At a reported 6'2" and 175 lbs., he's probably about 6'1" and 165 lbs. That probably means that he'll redshirt. Michigan has burned the redshirts of a few little used cornerbacks in recent years (Delonte Hollowell, Terry Richardson) by using them on special teams, but there are some other defensive backs who can probably fill some of those coverage roles. I expect Dawson to be one of the guys who waits until 2014 before seeing the field.