Dickson Talks About AU's Big Cat Weekend

A highly-regarded defensive end talks about his visit to see Coach Gene Chizik's Auburn Tigers.

Griffin, Ga.--Since Alabama offered him a scholarship at his first football camp last summer, defensive end prospect Xzavier Dickson has been consistently saying that the Crimson Tide is his favorite.

However, after spending Saturday at Auburn's Big Cat Weekend, Dickson notes that he currently doesn't have a favorite college. "Everyone is equal right now," he says.

One of the colleges he is looking seriously at is Auburn, where he was a summer camp standout prior to his junior year at Griffin High School. "I have been three or four times and I like it," he says of Auburn. "The Big Cat Weekend was fun.

"We ate a lot and had a lot of fun and played games," he says. "We did defensive breakdowns with the coaches and spent time with our position coaches."

Heavy rains in the Auburn area throughout Saturday prevented the Big Cat participants from doing any outside activities, but Dickson says he and the others had a good time despite the weather.

The prospects competed with each other in a variety of events. "That was a lot of fun and our team came in first place," Dickson says.

Commenting on what else stood out to him about his visit to Auburn, he says, "It was the coaching staff and how they compete and have fun."

Asked what he is looking for when he makes his decision on where he is headed after high school, Dickson says, "I am looking for a college where I can come in and play fast and get a good education."


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