While disappointed by the defeat, Dickson, considered one of the South's top defenisve line prospects from Miami Northwestern, has plenty to look forward to as the recruiting process churns towards what's expected to be an exciting finish.
Dickson (6-4, 285 pounds) is one of 12 recruits scheduled to make an official visit to Florida State this weekend. Dickson has alreadly taken official visits to Rutgers and North Carolina State and will end the trek in his backyard at Miami on Jan. 17.
"I am trying to pretty much relax and get my thoughts together as I get ready to make a decision," Dickson said Sunday. He also added he's "pretty wide open" when it comes to his list of suitors.
Dickson, a full academic qualifier, recorded 108 tackles and 16 sacks as a junior last season. He had 75 tackles and 21 sacks in 13 games this season as Northwestern was eliminated in the state playoffs by eventual Class 6A state champion Miami Norland.
Dickson was joined in California by Kenny Scott of Daytona Beach Seabreeze. Scott called the bowl game a "great experience," finishing with five tackles. His roommate was Tallahassee Lincoln High standout Ryan Gilliam. Scott, like Dickson, is looking forward to his visit to Tallahasseee this weekend.
Keep in mind that Scott's sister, as first reported by The Territory in an update on Dec. 5, lives in Tallahassee. Scott was in Tallahassee on an unofficial visit for FSU's victory over the Florida Gators, calling it "a great atmosphere." Scott added it has been his childhood dream to play for coach Bobby Bowden.