Juwan Dickey, a 6-1, 195-pound wide receiver, broke into the starting lineup as a sophomore and already has a couple of Division I offers early in his junior season. More are likely to follow.
"I am elusive with great hands," he says when asked to describe his best attributes as a football player. "With my quickness I can get off jams and I am elusive when I get the ball in my hands.
"I can get upfield and I am good downfield blocker," he adds. Commenting on what he is working on improving in practice, he says, "Blocking and that is something I work on every day."
Dickey says he has early scholarship offers from South Florida and Southern Mississippi. Last Friday night in his team's comeback victory over Milton High, he was one of the key players in making that happen as college scouts watched the action. "It was a good win for us," the receiver says.
From the SEC, Howard notes that he is getting a good bit of attention from Kentucky as well as Alabama, where he was a standout performer last summer at a football camp. "Alabama sends me a lot of stuff and they want me to come to one of their games," he says. "They told me to keep working hard and not get the big head."
Juwan Dickey is shown as a junior for the Lassiter Trojans.
Dickey, who notes that he is a good student at Lassiter, says he is interested in defending national champion Auburn and likes a college on the other side of the country, the USCTrojans. "USC has been my favorite team since Reggie Bush played there," he notes.
Asked if he likes the Trojans because Lassiter High has the same nickname, the same fight song and wears uniforms modeled after Southern Cal, he laughs and says, "That is probably part of it."
Dickey comes from an athletic family. He notes that his father played college football as a quarterback at Alabama A&M and his mother was a college volleyball player.
Only 16 years old, he expects to be significantly bigger by the time he gets to college. Dickey notes that his brother Jabari, a basketball player, is six-foot-five and expects to be about the same size. "I should get up to around 6-4 and maybe 210 pounds," he says.