The California pipeline continues to flow for Colorado football coach Mike McIntyre and his recruiting staff as the Buffs landed a 2014 commitment from running back Jomon Dotson on Sunday night.
According to the recruiting networks Rivals and Scout, the 6-foot, 178-pound, three-star recruit from American Canyon High School (map) in northern California has given a verbal to the Buffs.
Dotson has a listed 4.45 40-time and has put up huge prep numbers at American Canyon. As a senior he has 74 carries for 1,001 yards (13.53 yards per carry) and 16 touchdowns in five games. As a junior, Dotson rumbled for 2,148 yards with 24 scores. He is ranked as Rivals' No. 57 prospect out of the state of California and the No. 48 running back in the nation.
A standout on the football field and in academics, Dotson told the Scout site Buffplaybook.com that he'll major in electrical engineering.
"Colorado has the major that I'm looking for, I plan on being an electrical engineer. They have an outstanding reputation in the field," Dotson said in an interview with the site.
The Cali speedster selected the Buffs out of 10 total reported offers, including Arizona State, Colorado State, Iowa State, Northwestern and Yale.
American Canyon head coach Ian MacMillan speaks highly of his star running back.
"This year, he's stronger and definitely a lot faster. He's spent a lot of time in the weight room and track helped him a lot, too. He's had a good camp and we want to take the ball and put it in his hands as much as possible," MacMillan said in a season preview by the Vallejo Times-Herald.
"He's a great young man. Not only does he take care of it on the football field but also in the classroom. He enjoys playing ball with his teammates and he's a very humble kid. He just had a great junior year and he's a very hard-working person," MacMillan told the Times-Herald in June. Dotson also plays basketball for American Canyon.
The first #CUin14 running back is the 14th overall commit. Dotson joins California products Cade Apsay, Rick Gamboa, Zach Brown, Jase Franke and Dylan Keeney. Junior highlights are above and senior hudl page is here.