Kyle Dodson is one of the best offensive linemen in the state of Ohio for the 2012 recruiting class. Offensive tackle is a major need for Michigan’s class and Dodson will surely be one of Big Blue’s highest priorities.
Sean O’Connell: Who do you have offers from at this point?
Kyle Dodson: “I have offers from Michigan State, Illinois, West Virginia, North Carolina State, Michigan, and Ohio.”
Sean O’Connell: So many people assume that most Ohio kids grew up Buckeye fans, is that the case with you? If not, do you follow for a certain team?
Kyle Dodson: “I grew up a Buckeyes fan, but that has nothing to do with where I will fit in the best and where I will choose to study and play football.”
Sean O’Connell: When you make the final decision on a school, what are the main factors you will be looking at?
Kyle Dodson: “#1 academics, I want to study Criminal Justice. #2 good football, I want a chance at the National Championship. #3 surroundings, atmosphere, and the people there.”
Sean O’Connell: Is distance from home going to factor in?
Kyle Dodson: “Distance will play no factor at all where I go.”
Sean O’Connell: Do you prefer a certain type of offense to play in?
Kyle Dodson: “I prefer an offense that runs the ball alot, that’s the best way to showcase my talents.”
Sean O’Connell: Do you have a top list of schools yet?
Kyle Dodson: “Yes. The six schools that have offered me are my top six.”
Sean O’Connell: Describe your game a little for me. What are your strengths and weaknesses?
Kyle Dodson: “I don’t really think I have weaknesses, but I’m the best at run blocking. I’m a very aggressive player, I like to get my team hyped up. You can see me on the sideline screaming when I’m not in.”
Sean O’Connell: How did you find out that Michigan had offered you?
Kyle Dodson: “ “I talked to coach Funk and he told me what Michigan liked about me and offered me. I felt honored.”
Sean O’Connell: What coaches from Michigan have you talked to?
Kyle Dodson: “I have talked to coach Funk, and coach Mattison.”
Sean O’Connell: Have you visited Ann Arbor? If not, do you plan to?
Kyle Dodson: “Yes. Two summers ago my team went to the Michigan campus for a camp and we competed in a competition. I was a 10th grader.”
Sean O’Connell: What is your interest level in the University of Michigan?
Kyle Dodson: “I am very interested in the University of Michigan.”