4-Star Defensive Lineman Visits Auburn

Bluechip defensive end prospect Xzavier Dickson talks about his Friday visit to the Auburn campus.

Griffin, Ga.--Scout.com four-star defensive end prospect Xzavier Dickson made a return visit to the Auburn campus on Friday and notes the Tigers are still very visible on his recruiting radar.

The 6-4, 240-pound defensive end from Griffin High found out this week that he has been selected to play in the Under Armour All-American Game.

"That is where I?am going to announce my decision on my college choice," he says of the all-star game. "Right now I am looking at Alabama, Georgia, Auburn, Georgia and Georgia Tech."

He notes that Alabama, the first college to offer him, is currently his leader, but says the other colleges on his short list are definitely in the mix.

Dickson says he is excited to have a chance to play with many of the top prospects in the country at the Under Armour All-American Game in Florida. "It is a big honor," he says.

Dickson has been on the recruiting radar of colleges prior to his junior year after being named to the Scout.com Atlanta Combine Underclassmen Elite 11 group last spring.

He followed that up with an impressive performance at summer camps at Alabama and then at Auburn and received early offers from both programs.

He made the return visit to Auburn on Friday with his father and notes it was a good one spending time with defensive line coach Tracy Rocker. "We toured the campus and visited different spots, places I hadn't seen before. I got to see the new arena and really like it. I visited the nest (Eagles Nest on the top of Haley Center) and I liked that, too. You can see the whole campus up there.

"The coaches talked to me about the depth chart and how I could play if I came in to Auburn," he says.

Dickson's next visit will be to Alabama for the Tide's spring game.

Last season he was a productive player finishing the season with 94 tackles, including 28 for lost yardage with 14 quarterback sacks. He also intercepted two passes.

As a sophomore he made 74 tackles and added 13 sacks in his first year as a varsity starter at Griffin High.


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