David Dawson announces new top three

The No. 1 offensive guard in the nation has put out a new top three and it has a Big Ten feel as Michigan State, Ohio State and Wisconsin -- in no particular order -- will now be in a dogfight for the services of David Dawson (Detroit/Cass Tech).

The 6-foot-4, 282-pound senior -- ranked 87th overall in the ESPN 150 -- was thought to be a heavy lean toward Florida after taking an official visit on Oct. 19.

Outside of Dawson's top three, Alabama, Florida and LSU are still in the mix.

Now, Dawson will be hunkered down in the Midwest with a plateful of visits lined up over the next four weeks.

Dawson said in a text message that he’ll head over to Michigan State for a visit this weekend to see the Spartans play Nebraska. After that, it’s a trip to Wisconsin to see the Badgers take on Ohio State at Camp Randall Stadium on Nov. 17.

It won’t be the only time Dawson sees the Buckeyes. He’s planning on heading to Columbus on Nov. 24 to watch Ohio State play Michigan, which is interesting in its own right since the guard decommitted from the Wolverines earlier this month.