Parkland’s Dawkins chooses Penn State
After receiving more than two dozen Division I offers, Parkland junior offensive lineman Nicholas Dawkins has chosen to continue his football pursuits at Penn State.
The 6-foot-4, 300-pound guard made his decision final Monday afternoon and announced it on his Twitter page.
Dawkins tweeted, “Mom I’m staying home!!”, and that led into a message talking about the recruiting process and thanking the many people who helped him on his journey.
Parkland, a high school near Allentown, plays in District 11 of PIAA Class 6A.
In the past week alone, he also had received offers from Central Florida, Northwestern and the Air Force Academy.
Rivals.com lists him as a three-star prospect, and he is the ninth player to commit to Penn State’s 2020 class.
Dawkins is the son of the late Darryl Dawkins, who played in the NBA for Philadelphia, New Jersey, Utah and Detroit during a career that spanned from 1975 to 1989.
— Nicholas Dawkins (@TheNickDawkins) April 22, 2019
Michael Love is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Michael at 412-856-7400 x8632, [email protected] or via Twitter .