IN HIS OWN WORDS: "The offer from Syracuse came out of nowhere," said Dodson. "My coach told me Syracuse was going to stop by the school the day it happened, but I was not expecting the offer. I was very surprised.
"When I found out I had the offer, it was a good feeling. My hard work paid off. I know that is what I have been working for.
"It was funny because I was just watching the Syracuse game against Clemson and my mother told me that I should look up that school and find out more about it. What really caught my attention when doing some research was that the first African-American Heisman trophy winner [Ernie Davis] went there. That really stood out to me.
"I am definitely going to take a strong look in Syracuse. They are the first school to take a shot at me, so they have risen up my list.