Landon Dickerson’s official visit to Florida is finally set. He’ll take in the sights and sounds of Gainesville, Fla., on Jan. 15.
The 4-star offensive lineman from South Caldwell High School (Hudson, N.C.) told SEC Country he set up the Florida official visit on Tuesday. The Gators have made a strong push for Dickerson, who is rated the No. 7 offensive tackle in the nation and No. 2 overall prospect in North Carolina.
Dickerson said he has developed strong relationships with several Florida coaches, including offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier, special teams coordinator/tight ends coach Greg Nord and offensive line coach Mike Summers. He said the Florida coaches have made him feel like a top priority even though it’s late in the recruiting process.
“They contact me pretty frequently,” the 6-foot-5, 293-pound prospect said. “Now that the dead period has started, they can’t, but they talked to me about coming down and exploring the relationship a little bit.”
Dickerson has never been to Florida’s campus so he said he’ll visit with plenty of questions.
“Everything really,” Dickerson said when asked what he hoped to learn on the trip, “since it will be my first time going down there.
When asked if the Gators should be considered a finalist, Dickerson said, “I think that’s more of (a decision to be made) when I’m going to get down there. That will tell me where they are.”
Dickerson said his current group of finalists consist of Alabama, Auburn, Tennessee, Florida State and UGA.
“Florida is kind of right in there,” Dickerson added.
Dickerson has already taken official visits to Auburn, Florida State and Alabama. He had reportedly been scheduled to take an official visit to UGA on Jan. 15. With Florida now on the itinerary, Dickerson will only have one weekend left to take an official visit, Jan. 29, the weekend before National Signing Day.