04/15/2017 - College PREP - Hattiesburg, MS Dawson is a tall, athletic SS/C who has a promising future on the diamond. At the plate is where he shows best, displaying solid hitting / power potential through an athletic setup. Hands are quick and work through an aggressive approach. He has strength in his swing and shows a feel for the barrel with power showing best to the pull side. At SS, feet are active as he works around balls and plays through with his body. Glove action is soft, sure but needs to present more out front. Range will increase as he improves foot quickness. Behind the plate, feet are aggressive and active as he works in line to his target, through a clean transfer / exchange as he gets rid of the baseball quickly. Pop times show in the 2.30 range with accuracy to his throws. Times will continue to drop as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program. He displays an athletic setup with soft hands that stick balls in the zone, displaying a soft glove. He utilizes his body well through the blocking process but needs to work to get down sooner and increase lateral movements. With 2 years to further develop, Dawson has the makings of a special type player with time and room to continue to progress his game.