Hanahan’s Dawson allows friend to announce his choice at signing event

Football players from around the Lowcountry put pen to paper on Early Signing Day

VIDEO: Hanahan’s Dawson allows friend to announce his choice at signing event

HANAHAN, SC (WCSC) - A Hanahan football star made his decision about where he’ll play football in college and had a unique way to announce it.

Cooper Dawson, a defensive end at Hanahan, spent the season recovering from a torn ACL. During his recovery, he struck up a friendship with Kinglsey Feinman, who has cerebral palsy.

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WATCH: As Hanahan's Cooper Dawson spent the season recovering from a torn ACL, he struck up a special friendship with Kingsley Feinman who suffers from cerebral palsy. As Dawson was set to announce where he'd be playing football in college this morning, he wanted to let his friend break the news.

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"I told Kingsley I'd announce it to him before I told anyone else," Dawson said. "So I'm going to tell him and I'll let him announce it to y'all."

Dawson then leaned toward his friend and whispered the name of the school.

"He's going to Syracuse!" Feinman shouted to applause.

Dawson then placed a Syracuse hat on his friend’s head and then put on one himself.

The Hanahan big man was the biggest name from the Lowcountry to put pen to paper on Wednesday but he wasn’t the only one.

In Summerville, quarterback Johnathan Bennett made his commitment to Liberty official by signing his Letter of Intent. Bennett was a finalist for Mr. Football in the state this season helping lead the Green Wave to the 5-A Lower State finals. His teammate Daylen Powell also signing on Wednesday with Western Kentucky.

Berkeley star Keshawn Wicks officially signed with Old Dominion on Wednesday. He ran for 24 touchdowns and 1,900 yards in 2018.

Finally, in James Island, the Trojans had offensive lineman Tereis Drayton who signed to play at The Citadel.

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