As many of you likely know at this point, American Canyon, Calif., running back Jomon Dotson has flipped his verbal commitment from Colorado to Washington following an official visit with the Huskies last weekend.
Per the recruiting machine, the 6-foot, 178-pound, three-star Dotson intends to be a Husky after a senior season where he rushed for 2,004 yards and 26 touchdowns. He told Rivals' Adam Gorney that his decision was based on the coaching change at Washington.
New Huskies head coach Chris Petersen and his staff recruited Dotson at Boise State before heading to Washington. They reportedly offered the California speedster as a running back after initially pursuing him as a defensive back.
"After thinking about it, I just knew Washington was the right fit and place for me," Dotson told Dawgman.com, the Washington Scout site. "I liked the academic programs they have there and their facility is top-notch."
Dotson's decommitment leaves CU with no true running backs in its 2014 class. While the flip is a blow to the Buffs' class, CU returns a backfield that includes Christian Powell and Michael Adkins II, with Phillip Lindsay coming off a redshirt; Add to that a rich in-state class of 2015 running backs led by Cherry Creek's Milo Hall and Grandview's Chukwuma Obinnah and the Buffs should be able to sustain the loss.
American Canyon running back Jomon Dotson confirmed that he switched commitment from Colorado to Washington.— Matt O'Donnell (@modonnellVTH) January 22, 2014