"He chose Purdue," his father Ralph Dawkins reported.
"It's the Big Ten conference and there are no proven running backs there," Mr. Dawkins explained, "so he has an opportunity to play early. Those are the key factors."
During his time at Trinity, Dawkins helped his team win three state titles. As a senior, he rushed for 1,479 yards and 18 touchdowns and added five more receiving.
Dawkins was rated by Scout as the number six player in Kentucky and the number 56 player in the Midwest.