Four-star running back Dante Dowdell is headed to the Pac-12.
Dowdell — the top-rated running back in the state for the Class of 2023 — committed to Oregon on Friday.
The 6-foot-1, 207-pound Dowdell also received offers from Ole Miss, Tennessee, Arkansas, Florida State and South Carolina among others.
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Dowdell is the No. 4 recruit in the state and No. 20 running back nationally, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings. Dowdell is the No. 298 recruit in the country.
The Picayune running back had 329 carries for 2,555 rushing yards and 28 touchdowns in 15 games. Dowdell helped lead the Maroon Tide to a 14-1 record and the MHSAA Class 5A championship.
Dowdell had 25 carries for 149 yards and two touchdowns as Picayune upset West Point 40-21 in the state title game.
Dowdell joins Oxford’s Mack Howard as the second top-10 recruit in the state to head to the Pac-12. Howard, a four-star quarterback, committed to Utah in March.