Quarterback Brandon Dawkins out of Oaks Christian High School in Westlake Village, Calif., committed to the Arizona Wildcats on Thursday, according to Brandon Huffman of Scout.com. The 2014 prospect is a four-star by ESPN's standards and a three-star according to Scout.
Dawkins said the coaching staff, offensive system and feel for the campus and program in general put UA over the top— Greg Biggins (@GregBiggins) July 26, 2013
Scout has him ranked as the 23rd-best quarterback in his class. Dawkins also had offers from North Carolina State, Notre Dame and Utah.
At 6-foot-4, 199 pounds, Dawkins has size but is labeled as a dual-threat player. While he has a strong arm, nice delivery and the athleticism to shine at the collegiate level, it's his discipline that needs development.
Here's ESPN Insider's scouting report:
Dawkins is a big and good looking prospect who flashes some dynamic capabilities. A man among boys against this level of competition. Could develop into a quality prospect for most schools if he continues to refine and discipline himself. Accuracy on a consistent basis is critical for him. Must be careful not to go into street-ball mode, but Dawkins is a good athlete and prospect.
Of course, this year's quarterback competition has a great deal feeling out left in its own right, but should it fail miserably, a player like Dawkins becomes important as an immediate-impact sort of player.