Hanahan alum Cooper Dawson commits to Charleston Southern

Hanahan alum Cooper Dawson commits to Charleston Southern
Dawson Cooper had a unique way to reveal his choice for college football Wednesday morning. (Source: Live 5)

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Hanahan alum Cooper Dawson, who went viral for a special signing day moment back in 2018, is coming back to the Lowcountry.

Dawson announced on his Twitter feed on Saturday that he’ll be transferring to Charleston Southern from Syracuse to fulfill the rest of his eligibility.

VIDEO: Cooper Dawson commits to Charleston Southern

It’s been a long road back for the defensive lineman who hasn’t played in a game since 2017. Dawson would miss his senior season at Hanahan due to an injury but was still one of the top recruited players in the Lowcountry for 2018.

On signing day in December, Dawson made national headlines when his friend, Kingsley Feinman who suffers from cerebral palsy, made the announcement that Dawson would be heading to upstate New York to play for the Orange.

But Dawson would never play in a game for Syracuse. He would redshirt his freshman year in 2019 then he chose to sit out the 2020 fall season due to concerns about COVID-19.

The former 3-star recruit announced in December that he was entering the transfer portal.

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