Future150 Senior Recruiting Analyst. Covering high school basketball nationally.
Clovis, NM (Future150) -- In the game of high school basketball recruiting, there comes a time when an unknown prospect becomes known rather quickly. Players across the country who have been putting in two workouts per day for the last three years have a chance to achieve their dreams.
Multiple conversations on Facebook and a DVD with high school game footage helped Future150 discover John Dawson out of Clovis, New Mexico.
After flying under the national radar for quite some time now, the 6-foot-4 inch, 190-pound point guard has officially committed to Marquette.
Dawson had over 35 offers and was courted by some of the top programs in the country before making his decision. The final four schools vying for his services were UTEP, Creighton, Wyoming and Marquette.
When asked what went into the decision, David Dawson, John's dad, stated that "John loves to play on the big stage and loves a challenge."
"He is not scared of competition and has goals of playing in the NBA one day," his father said.
The opportunity to play on of one of college basketball's biggest stages helped him make his choice. "He felt like the playing in the Big East gave him the best chance to play the toughest competion and achieve his goals."
He also went on to say that one of his motivating factors was when a nationally recognized recruiting analyst tweeted his assessment of John after a AAU tournament in Las Vegas in July.
"John Dawson is a low-mid major player," said the mentioned tweet.
This has never left his mind and he knows he can play at the highest level and compete with anyone.
It looks like he has proven that his #84 spot in the Future150 National Rankings for the 2013 class is about right.
John went on to say that "I extremely appreciative to Future150 for being the first national recruiting media outlet to really take notice and put me on the national scene."
"You guys really believed in my talent and really wanted to help me achieve my goals at the highest level. I owe Future150 a lot."