Hudson, N.C.--One of the top offensive line prospects in the country, 6-5, 300 Landon Dickerson is rated a four-star at the guard position by Scout, but could play tackle and even center on the next level. That has schools from across the country continuing to try to get on his list hoping to get a visit from him between now and signing day.
“Some coaches have stopped by, but mainly it has slowed downs some overall,” Dickerson said. “There have been some new schools that came into interest.
“There is always Virginia Tech, Tennessee, Auburn, Georgia, Florida State,” he added. “Texas A&M and Ohio State have kind of come into it. It might be a little late in their recruiting process. I don’t know how far along they are, but they’ve shown a little interest. I’m not sure what that could progress into.”
Focusing on his senior season while also balancing the recruiting process, Dickerson said at the moment he’s still trying to figure out where he wants to take all of his official visits. There is one visit set already however and that is to Auburn for the annual Iron Bowl game against Alabama.
“They are doing alright this season,” Dickerson said of Auburn. “They are struggling a little bit. I was a little concerned about that, but everyone has a rough year every once in a while. “I’m happy to see they are progressing a little bit. I’m hoping they can pick it up here soon.”
While the play on the field hasn’t gone as planned for Auburn, Dickerson said there is still plenty to like about the Tigers at the moment including his bond with offensive line coach J.B. Grimes. Factor in the chance to visit for one of the biggest games of the year and he said it’s an exciting thing to think about.
“I’m pretty excited about it,” Dickerson said. “I have never been to a game down there. They’ll have the new jumbotron up and it will be a great experience.
“It’s really about the people for me,” he added. “Coach Grimes is just a great coach. He’s smart and obviously he’s done great things. We have a good relationship and it really helps to have a good relationship with your coaches in this process.”
A four-star prospect and the No. 73 player in the country, Dickerson said he’s pleased with how his senior season has gone so far at South Caldwell High. With a plan to make a decision only when the time is right, he said at the moment it’s all about his team and trying to win a championship.
“We’re 5-0 right now and I don’t think anyone could ask for anything better,” Dickerson said. “Our schedule is looking fairly easy, we have one challenging game left until the playoffs so I’m pretty happy with how we’re doing. I think we’ve got a good shot at being conference champs this year and hopefully make it into the playoffs a good ways.”