ESPN 150 OG Dawson books OSU official

Ohio State will get its chance to make a late pitch for the top-ranked offensive guard in the nation when David Dawson (Detroit/Cass Tech) makes an official visit to Columbus, Ohio.

But the 6-foot-4, 282-pound ESPN 150 senior won’t be making the trip when many of the 2013 targets are coming to Ohio State, and that could be a good thing.

Dawson indicated that his trip is slated for Jan. 18 -- a full week after Kenny Lacy, Cornelius Elder, Shelton Gibson, James Hearns, Ryan Timmons, Marcus Baugh, Johnny Townsend and Jalin Marshall are making their visits to see the Buckeyes.

This is attempt No. 2 on an official visit to OSU for Dawson, as the former Michigan commit was slated for a trip last week, but had to postpone things at the last moment so he could take the ACT.

The senior has been a high priority since his decommitment and has Alabama and Ohio State in the mix.

He also has the Wolverines back in his top three as well after Brady Hoke talked to him and began recruiting him again.

Dawson is slated to make an official visit to Michigan this weekend.