Duncanville (Texas) four star security Ka’Davion Dotson has generated a lot of interest after his junior season, as programs coast to coast stay in touch with one of DFW’s top defensive backs.
Miami, Florida, Texas, USL, Arkansas And Oregon are just a few of the programs that stand out after his state championship run last season.
In Miami, a relationship with the defensive backs coach Jahmile Addae stood out early on for the Hurricanes and he excited Dotson for a potential visit to Coral Gables this spring.
“I like the defensive backs coach,” Dotson said. “Knowing him and how they play their football there.”
Texas mixed some things up after Dotson’s main point of contact, Chris Gilbertleft to work in North Texas, but special teams coordinator Jeff Banks and safety coach Blake Gideon made the transition seamless for the Longhorns.
“Me and Coach Banks have been in contact with Coach Gideon a lot,” he said. “Coach Banks is just a great guy. Every time I talk to him it’s not always about football.”
One of Dotson’s favorite visits to date has been to Oregon where he got to see the program for himself, but he’s looking forward to returning with a change of safety coach in Eugene.
“They actually had a safety coaching change,” he said. “The safety trainer they hired, I don’t know him, so I want to go back up there and see how he trains up there.”
LSU has been gaining momentum with Dotson in recent months and he has the Tigers in line for a return visit on April 14.
“Louisiana State University is LSU,” he said. “Coach Cooks and Coach Sherm, we’ve been in touch a lot with Coach House.”
Dotson will also see Arkansas on March 11 as a secondary coach. Deron Wilson had an immediate impact upon his arrival in Fayetteville.
“Coach Wilson, him coming from Florida and knowing the staff around him, he’s good staff,” he said. “They’re very productive. They’ve been in contact with me and my mom a lot lately.”
As for the rest of Dotson’s extended visiting schedule, he will see EMS March 9, Arizona State on March 18, Texas on March 24, TCU on March 25 and state of florida March 30.
“I plan to make a decision mid-season,” he said. “I want to know where the house is before that, but I’ll commit mid-season.”
At 6-foot-0 and 178 pounds, Dotson is ranked the 92nd freshman in the nation for the Class of 2024, according to Rivals. He is the No. 7 ranked safety prospect in the nation and the No. 14 rookie at Texas State.