Clemson pursuing four-star guard

The Clemson coaching staff has addressed needs on the offensive line in a major way in recent years. That trend will continue in 2016.

OL Landon Dickerson Profile

Clemson has focused many of its recent efforts in recruiting to the offensive line. In the 2015 class Clemson brought in 5-star Mitch Hyatt, 4-star Jake Fruhmorgen and 3-stars Noah Green and Zach Giella.

As the Tigers continue to develop more talent and depth across the offensive, another prospect has caught their eye. 2016 South Caldwell High School 4-star guard Landon Dickerson (Hudson, N.C.) has an offer from Clemson and spent some time catching up with CUTigers this weekend.

Dickerson does not have a set of leaders right now, but he does have an idea of certain things that are important to him while looking at different programs.

"I like schools that offer the engineering field, but I'm leaving my recruitment open to anyone. I don't have a specific top five, but there are some schools that have stood out so far. I like Virginia Tech, Tennessee, South Carolina, Georgia Tech and Florida State," said Dickerson.

Although Dickerson hasn't indicated Clemson as a school that has particularly stood out to him at this time, he has show some interest in the Tigers as a potential landing spot. "I made it down to Clemson for the UNC game last season. It's a very nice place. I really liked the atmosphere. Coach Brooks and Caldwell are really down-to-earth people," Dickerson explained.

Dickerson pointed out his desire for a school to offer engineering in academics, but he also noted what's attractive to him on the football field. "I'm open to playing anywhere, but I really like school that use offensive linemen to pull. Whether I'd be used at guard or tackle, I like pulling a lot," said the junior.

With only one more year of high school left, Dickerson noted that he's highly anticipating his senior season. "As far as a team, I want us to be able to make it to the state championship. Personally, I want to get quicker and faster this year. That would be good for my game," said Dickerson.

Dickerson is 6-foot-4, weighs 305 pounds and ranks as the top guard in the state of North Carolina for the class of 2016. Top Stories