Brandon Dawkins is officially joining Indiana as a graduate transfer from Arizona, according to ESPN.
— Adam Rittenberg (@ESPNRittenberg) April 11, 2018
Dawkins, who started most of the 2016 season and the start of the 2017 season for the Wildcats, picked Indiana after visiting campus two weeks ago. He also took a visit to Florida Atlantic, and several other FBS programs expressed interest. Dawkins will graduate from Arizona next month and be eligible immediately with one year to play.
“I didn’t see a better fit for me,” Dawkins said. ” I could have committed there two weeks ago. There were other schools, but at the end of the day, Indiana definitely showed that they’re interested and they wanted me, they made that clear and apparent. I really respect that about them. They weren’t going to dance around. They genuinely wanted me.”
Over 22 games that Dawkins appeared in for Arizona, he amassed 2,418 passing yards yards with 15 touchdowns and 12 interceptions, while adding 1,582 rushing yards and 20 touchdowns on the ground.
Dawkins thinks Indiana will serve as a better fit for his position.
“I don’t think you can coach quarterback if you haven’t played it at a high level,” Dawkins said. “And coach DeBord, some of the quarterbacks he’s had, he had Tom Brady, Brian Griese, just to name a few. Everything’s there from a mental standpoint. I know I’m not going to be able to walk in and start, but I’m fired up to get in a new competition with a new group of guys.”