May 13, 2016
ANN ARBOR – Matt Dotson has whittled down his college choices to three and his home state’s top program, Ohio State, isn’t one of them.
Dotson, a 2017 tight end from Archbishop Moeller High School in Cincinnati, Ohio, told Cleveland.com that his final three schools are Michigan, Michigan State and Penn State. Dotson, a 6-foot-5, 235-pound four-star prospect, is the No. 9 tight end and No. 308 player in the 2017 class, according to 247 Sports Composite rankings.
Dotson holds 20 total offers, including Ohio State, Oregon, Auburn and Florida. However, Cleveland.com reported that it’s unclear if Ohio State would accept a commitment from him because the Buckeyes may not need a 2017 tight end. Dotson’s former teammate, 2016 tight end Jake Hausmann, signed with the Buckeyes in February. Cleveland.com reported that Dotson took unofficial visits to Michigan State and Michigan, will go to Penn State on May 21 and likely make a decision shortly after then.
Dotson participated in the Nike The Opening regional in Columbus, Ohio, on May 7 and posted a 40-yard dash time of 4.84, a 4.38 in the 20-yard agility shuttle, a kneeling powerball toss of 35 feet and a 28.4-inch vertical jump.
Michigan has 12 players committed to the 2017 class. Carter Dunaway, a three-star recruit from Birmingham Brother Rice, is the lone tight end in that group and was the Wolverines’ first 2017 commit. Michigan State has eight 2017 players committed, including three-star tight end Jack Camper from IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla.