Notre Dame Football Recruiting

2020 CB Jaylen Dobson Building Momentum On Recruiting Trail

January 24, 2019

2020 Ben Davis (Ind.) cornerback Jaylen Dobson‍ got his camp season off to a hot start over the weekend. The 6-foot-1, 165-pounder participated in the Indiana Preps Showcase and took home some hardware. 

“It got the DB MVP for the second year in a row,” Dobson told Irish Sports Daily. “It felt good. I went in and did my best. I wanted to get some work in because I hadn’t worked out in a while.” 

Dobson’s big day was quickly noticed by several schools, including a couple in-state programs. 

“I got offered by Indiana State yesterday, which was my second offer,” stated Dobson. “My first offer was from Army West Point.” 

The other in-state program was Notre Dame as the Irish stopped by Ben Davis High School earlier this week. 

“I didn’t expect Notre Dame to stop by,” explained Dobson. “I’m going to text him and have a conversation. It means a lot to me. It shows the hard work I have put in is paying off. I can see myself playing somewhere like that.” 

Dobson has already taken an unofficial visit to Army and it made a lasting impression. 

“It’s definitely a true brotherhood,” said Dobson. “They have a strong bond out there. I liked it and I also have a brother out there and they 11-2 this year.” 

The Indianapolis native will now work on putting together a visit schedule over for the next couple months as he hopes to get a more in-depth look at what he’s looking for in a future program.

“A couple schools contacted me about Junior Days,” he stated. “I want to visit a couple Big Ten schools and see where I fit in.

“I want to go to a place where they can develop me, but also a place where I can be set up for life after football.” 

While Dobson is working on making a name for himself on the recruiting trail, he’s also making sure to put in work on his game this offseason. 

“I think I’m the best playing off-man,” Dobson said. “I need to work on my man-press and getting my hands on because I’m not a press type of guy.” 

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