Never mind, I guess?
In January of this year, David Dawson announced that he would be transferring from Michigan to Iowa State. Five months later, a tweet from Dawson’s Twitter account that featured a backpack emoji preceded a confirmation to the Des Moines Register from the football program that the offensive lineman is no longer a part of the team.
In a text to the Register, head coach Matt Campbell stated that it’s “[b]etter it happens now than during the season.” The coach also indicated that the decision has been a couple of weeks in the making.
— Big Dave (@DaveDawson_) June 5, 2017
As a graduate transfer, Dawson would’ve been eligible to play immediately for the Cyclones in 2017. The reason behind this latest departure and what his future plans are when it comes to football are decidedly unknown at this time.
A four-star 2013 signee, Dawson was rated as the No. 4 guard in the country; the No. 2 player at any position in the state of Michigan; and the No. 95 player overall on 247Sports.com’s composite board. That stellar recruiting pedigree didn’t transfer to on-field success as Dawson played in just 12 games during his four seasons with the Wolverines.