Dawson, a 6-5, 250 pound lineman tore his ACL which made him have to sit out his senior year at Hanahan High School.
Dawson was choosing between some top notch football programs including Syracuse, Clemson, UCLA, Army, Central Florida, and Tulane. He was ready to give his answer to the world, but he wanted it to be special.
Before he announced, he whispered to his friend, Kingsley Feinman, who suffers from cerebral palsy.
“He’s going to Syracuse,” Feinman told the crowd.
The two became close friends during Dawson’s rehab, as Feinman taught him that you can fight through anything in this world.
This is one of the greatest signing days you will ever see. Hanahan’s Cooper Dawson picks Syracuse- but does it by first telling close friend Kingsley Feinman. Kingsley announces the decision- Dawson adds that Kingsley taught him the only disability is a bad attitude. @ABCNews4 pic.twitter.com/3OGJzJmlXg
— Scott Eisberg (@SEisbergWCIV) December 19, 2018