Hudson, N.C.--A talented and physical offensive line prospect, four-star Landon Dickerson was back on the Auburn campus last weekend to take in the annual Iron Bowl game against Alabama and left impressed by what he saw. Already very familiar with the campus and coaches, Dickerson said getting to see what Jordan-Hare Stadium was like on a game day was important for him.
“This visit for me was coming down to see a game,” Dickerson said. “It has been a really busy season for us so I thought coming to the game would be the best chance to witness what the atmosphere would be like. I was very impressed by what I saw. Overall I know they didn’t win, but just seeing the fans and how they reacted the entire game was really great to see. It was a great thing to witness.”
Still wide open in the recruiting process with at least five schools remaining on his list as he tries to narrow things down to a decision, Dickerson said being able to spend 48 hours at Auburn was big for the Tigers because it gave him a chance to see what life would be like in his future major.
“This visit really helped Auburn,” Dickerson said. “It was more of a game and academic visit. I got a lot of my questions about the engineering college answered on the visit. That really helped me and enlightened me about the engineering side of things and where I want to take it.”
With Florida State, Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama and potentially Virginia Tech all in the mix with Auburn as Dickerson prepares to continue his visits in January, he said at the moment things are very much up in the air because of all the coaching changes going on around the country.
“I have an official set for Georgia in mid-January and an official set for Alabama the week after that,” Dickerson said. “I know Coach Richt just got fired and I’m not sure how that might change things. It’s just going to be talking with my family and figuring everything out. Other than that I’m just going to keep going through this process and keep getting recruited and just kind of see where it goes.”
With Auburn offensive line coach J.B Grimes expected to visit on Wednesday and both Florida State and Tennessee visiting as well this week it’s going to be a busy time for Dickerson. Still unsure of where he’ll wind up he said for him it’s all about the fit and the right place for him.
“It’s really going to be comparing the visits and the coaches,” Dickerson said. “Taking these official visits and seeing, after they put everything out on the table, what I like at each school and what’s going to put me the farthest in my situation.”