Running back Mark Dodson Jr. and athlete Gerald Perry from Memphis (Tenn.) Whitehaven High School will announce their college decisions on May 14.
Dodson will choose among Arkansas, Ole Miss, Mississippi State and Vanderbilt while Perry is considering Ole Miss, Vanderbilt, Cincinnati, Memphis and Arkansas State.
Dodson told the Memphis Commercial Appeal there’s a “50-50 chance” that he and Perry will choose the same school.
Both Dodson and Perry should be able to help on the offensive side of the ball, according to Whitehaven coach Rodney Saulsberry.
“Gerald has extreme speed,” Saulsberry said. “Speed is something you can’t coach. He’s a speed-burner. Speed is what he brings.”
And what does Dodson bring?
“Mark truly is an all-purpose back,” Saulsberry said. “He does it all. He’s able to run inside and outside, he can catch the ball out of the backfield, and he’s very durable. He can carry the load. He’s all that wrapped into one.”
And both players will be down to one school on May 14.