Plant City linebacker Sawyer Dawson has orally committed to Purdue, according to his Twitter account.
Dawson (6-foot-2, 190 pounds) picked the Boilermakers over 12 other schools that offered him, including Illinois, Marshall, Syracuse and Toledo.
A sure tackler and playmaker for the Raiders last season, Dawson had 87 tackles, including 12 for losses. He two sacks, 12 passes defended, three interceptions and two touchdowns. He was an honorable mention all-county selection by the Times.
Dawson is rated as a three-star recruit by Rivals.