SEC school gaining ground fast for coveted OT prospect
Landon Dickerson’s top five had seemed pretty well solidified. Now, there’s a new suitor to consider.
“I still have Florida State, Auburn, Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia in that top group,” the 4-star offensive tackle prospect told SEC Country on Sunday. “Florida has become an interest recently.”
Dickerson is yet another example of Florida gaining momentum in recruiting. Like other prospects, Florida has made quite an impression on Dickerson.
“Obviously, they did good in the SEC this year, especially with a new coaching staff,” the 6-foot-5, 293-pound prospect from South Caldwell High School (Hudson, N.C.) said. “They played for an SEC championship against Alabama, a really good team. I’ve just been talking with the coaches and doing research about the education.
“I’ve taken a bit of an interest to them recently. I don’t know if I want to put them in the top spot right away because I still have questions about the program.”
Dickerson said he’d like to visit with Florida’s coaches and discuss what plans they have for him in football, as well as take a closer look at the Gators’ academic offerings.
“I still have to build a relationship with the coaching staff down there,” Dickerson said.
With national signing day just six weeks away, Dickerson is running out of time. He has an official visit planned to Georgia on Jan. 15 and Alabama on Jan. 22.
With the dead period going into effect Monday, the only option for a weekend official visit is Jan. 29. That would give the Gators the last face-to-face meeting with Dickerson before national signing day on Feb. 3.
“That might happen. I’m not sure what my plans are,” he said. “I could go to the last weekend.”
As for now, Dickerson is ready to give recruiting a rest.
“Kind of taking a break from recruiting for the holiday season,” he said.