Kahlil Dawson of Graham – Kapowsin HS in Washington just called to let us know that he has committed to Portland State University. Dawson is a 5'9" 170 pound Defensive Back who has impressed everyone that has seen him in the past 2 seasons but who has been graded down by some schools due to his size.
That was not the case with the Vikings where he found a home today. The 3 Star Rivals.com Prospect is a good one and a top rated Corner Back in the Western Region!
"They see me as a student and an athlete and realized I am more then my height. Today we came back down for a visit and my Mom was with us. Once she got a chance to see Portland State and meet the Staff she was really excited for me. It is like Family here and that impressed her a lot and of course me too," said the pumped up Dawson.
He is a big commit for the Vikings who have a few top kids on board for the 2013 Class and Dawson will be a big part of how that Class ends up if he has anything to say about it.
"As of now I am going to work hard to make sure that other top athletes realize this program is for real. Of course I am going to try and encourage a lot of the top athletes in Oregon and Washington to join me and the other guys and continue to build the program."
Wyoming has an offer in to Dawson so why PSU who is a D-1AA while Wyoming is a D-1.
"The best fit for me was here. They were the first group of Coaches to get to know me and to offer me. They got to know my family and about us and here I am not just a number. Wyoming is an amazing program but this sort of came down to loyalty and to just a great feeling overall. Academically as well this was a top choice for me," said Dawson who we have covered for 3 seasons now.
Kahlil is going to spend the rest of the off season training and getting ready to lead his team this year. He joins stand out Athlete Jake Gall of Cle-Elum in pledging himself to Portland State who appears to be having another great recruiting class on tap.
We congratulate Dawson, his Family and Community, and of course the Viks for working so hard to keep the NW Boys here at Home!