Four-Star Defensive End Visits AU Game

One of the more heavily recruited prospects in the state of Georgia discusses his visit to check out Gene Chizik's Tigers.

Griffin, Ga.--Four-star defensive end Xzavier Dickson says he is in no hurry to make a decision on his college choice as he finishes his senior football season at Griffin High School.

One of the colleges he is considering, Auburn, received a recent unofficial visit from the 6-4, 248-pound senior.

"I came to the Auburn game against Arkansas and I definitely enjoyed it and my family enjoyed it, too," he says of the wild contest that Auburn won 65-43. "That was an exciting game the whole time we were there. I haven't seen one like that before."

Dickson is a prospect receiving plenty of attention from major programs. Asked to name his favorite, he says that he is going to make a choice from five colleges he is currently considering. "I like Auburn, Georgia, Florida, Alabama and Clemson," he says. "Those are the five I am considering. I am most likely going to make my official visits after the season. I haven't set up any yet."

Dickson points out that he might play basketball when his football season is done so he may have to work his official recruiting visits around his hoops schedule.

Dickson combines excellent size with quickness.

Commenting on what will be the primary factors in his college choice, the senior says. "I am looking for a place where I feel good when I am there and I want to go to a college where I can make a difference. It is also important that I go to a college where I can get a good education."

Being recruited by Auburn assistant coach Jeff Grimes and defensive line coach Tracy Rocker, Dickson says he likes what he has seen on his visits to the Auburn campus, which have included a good performance at summer camp when he earned an early offer from the Tigers as a junior.

"I have a good relationship with the Auburn coaches," he says.

On the field this season his Griffin team is batting .500. "We are 4-4 and we still have a chance to make the playoffs," he says. The big defensive end adds he hopes to help his team do that by playing the best football of his high school career. "I feel like I have been improving and have played better football the last couple of games," he says. "I am being more aggressive."


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