October 31, 2007

Dawkins excited about Carolina offer

Duncan (S.C.) Byrnes four-star defensive end Everett Dawkins grabbed an offer from the in-state South Carolina Gamecocks last week and the tender has affected his top five.

"USC moved into my top five since they offered me," the 6-foot-3, 235-pound Dawkins said. "The other four schools in there are Florida State, Tennessee, NC State and Virginia Tech."

Dawkins, who has racked up 120 tackles, 24 tackles-for-loss and seven sacks so far this season, was excited when he heard the news of his offer.

"Coach (Brad) Lawing told me the Thursday before the Gaffney game that they were going to offer if I had a big game," he said. "Then he called me the next Thursday to let me know they were offering. I'm going to get down there for their game with Clemson and maybe their game with Florida, so I'll know a lot more about them after that."

Dawkins, who runs the 40-yard dash In 4.64 seconds, is attracted to multiple aspects of the Gamecock program.

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