WR | 5-11 | 170|
247Sports ★★★ ESPN ★★★★ Rivals ★★★★
FROM DOTSON'S HEAD COACH TOM FALZONE
"Jahan is one of the most talented, athletic, and sure-handed players I have ever seen on the high school field. His receiving skills are tremendous and ability to make big plays unmatched. Jahan is cool under pressure at all times. He is a quiet leader who allows his play to do the talking for him. Off the field, Jahan is kind and patient role model to the youth in our community. It has been a pleasure watching him over the years and we are so excited to see him begin this next chapter of his career in Happy Valley."
High School: Three-year letterman for head coach Tom Falzone at Nazareth Area High School...Spent junior year at The Peddie School in New Jersey...Served as a team captain as a senior...Is a finalist for the 2017 Mr. PA Football Class 4A-6A Award...Claimed a first-team spot on USA Today's ALL-USA Pennsylvania Football Team as a senior...Selected to the Pennsylvania Football Writers Class 4A all-state first team in 2015 and 2017...Named to the Pennsylvania Football News (PFN) All-Class 6A first team as a senior...Garnered Eastern Pennsylvania Conference (EPC) South Most Offensive Valuable Player honors in 2017...Claimed EPC South Division All-Star accolades as a wide receiver and in the secondary in 2015 and 2017...Was also an EPC South Division All-Star as a wide out in 2016...Named All-Mid-Atlantic Prep League first team offensive utility in 2016...Selected as Team MVP as a freshman...Set all of the school receiving records for receptions (187), receiving yards (2,755) and receiving touchdowns (40) at Nazareth Area...Had 62 catches for 889 yards and 15 touchdowns as senior...Recorded 23 catches for 503 yards with three touchdowns to go along with 251 rushing yards and four touchdowns in five games before getting injured as a junior...Had 65 receptions for 1,174 yards and 16 touchdowns as a sophomore...Also had one rushing touchdown, two kickoff return touchdowns and four interception returns for scores in 2015...Rated a four-star prospect by ESPN and Rivals and a three-star recruit by 247Sports...Ranked as the No. 13 player in Pennsylvania and No. 65 wide receiver by 247Sports...Ranked as the No. 139 overall prospect, No. 19 wide receiver, No. 4 player in Pennsylvania and No. 18 in the region by ESPN...Ranked the No. 164 overall prospect, No. 5 player in Pennsylvania and No. 29 wide receiver by Rivals...Also lettered in basketball and track and field...Won Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) state championships in the 4x100 relay and the long jump in 2016...Was Nazareth's first PIAA individual champion since 1970...Is an honor roll student.
Personal: Full name is Jahan Waltè Dotson...Son of Robin and Al Dotson...Has one brother, Al...Hobbies include playing sports, playing video games and hanging out with friends...Planning to major in business management or marketing...Born March 22, 2000 in Newark, New Jersey.