Dickson Enjoying The Process

Tren'Davian Dickson has seen his stock soar over the past couple of months, receiving 13 offers. The 21st ranked player in the Scout 300, is taking his time with the process, however. BearsIllustrated caught up with Dickson for the latest.

It wasn't long ago that Baylor became the first offer for Navasota (TX) HS WR Tren'Davian Dickson. But as we've seen with most every recruit in the country, recruiting isn't an exact science and things can change every 24 hours.

Dickson was committed to Baylor last summer, but after 6 months, he backed out of his commitment and decided to test the waters, after receiving multiple offers. Dickson is up to 13 offers, and is receiving offers from some of the elite programs in the Country like LSU, Oklahoma, Texas, Texas A&M, USC, among others. "Decommitting was a very difficult decision for me. I prayed about it and felt like it was the best decision for me at the time," Dickson told BearsIllustrated. "Honestly, I felt like I wasn't being fair to Baylor. I was getting offers, and coaches were visiting and talking to me, and I just felt like I wasn't being fair to them."

Some analysts believed that the recent change at the WR coaching position at Baylor was a big reason for Dickson's decommitment, but it was only a small part of it. Dickson has been able to begin building a relationship with Coach Tate Wallis, and still maintains a close relationship with Coach Kendal Briles. "I went up to practice on Sunday and got to watch how Coach Wallis interacts with the WRs. He's cool, I just didn't know much about him." Did seeing him at practice help his perception of the new WR coach? "It helped a lot. He was out there encouraging everyone and making sure they were in the right place to make a play and be successful."

Dickson was recently awarded 4*'s and was ranked as the 21st player in the Scout 300. In the Midlands Region though, Dickson is ranked as the #1 WR in the State of Texas, so it was hard to understand why Baylor was the only one to offer, especially after his dominating performance in Navasota's State Championship game. Dickson says that he is hearing from some of the local schools are talking to him, but that one school is recruiting him the hardest right now. "I would say that Baylor is recruiting me the hardest." This comes as no surprise, but many believe there is one school that could keep Dickson from re-committing to the Bears, and that school is Texas A&M.

Dickson's brother was a football player at Texas A&M, and while it would seem logical that his brother would push him towards the Aggies, Dickson says that his brother is just helping him make the best decision for him. "He's being real helpful. He's helping me with the process, and wants me to make the best decision for myself because I have to be at that school for 4 years."

At this time, Dickson is taking it easy. He doesn't plan to visit too much during the spring and summer, but says that he will likely attend OU's upcoming Junior Day, and will compete at the Rivals and Nike camps coming up. Dickson says he was a little banged up after the long season and played the later part of the basketball season. Navasota was eliminated from the playoffs last Friday. After Spring Break, Dickson is looking forward to running track, and states he will run with the 4x4 and 4x2 relays.

BearsIllustrated will continue to keep in touch with Tren'Davian and will bring you the latest on his recruitment as things happen! Keep it locked on BearsIllustrated.com for all the latest on the 2016 class, as well as all things Baylor recruiting and Athletics.


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