Landon Dickerson is Geared up for Gators Official

Landon Dickerson is geared up and ready to take his third official visit. The Hudson (N.C.) South Caldwell four-star offensive lineman is on his way to Gainesville. Dickerson discuses his expectations with Scout's FightinGators.com.

With National Signing Day just weeks away, six schools remain involved for Landon Dickerson

"GeorgiaFlorida StateFloridaTennesseeAuburn and Alabama Crimson are the ones that are the most involved with me still," said the four-star offensive lineman. 

Dickerson has already taken his officials to both Florida State and Auburn, but on Wednesday he had another school in mind. 

"I am pretty excited. I am on the road right now headed to my official visit to Florida." 

This is Dickerson's first trip to Gainesville. 

"I've never been down there before," he said,"so it's just really going to be learning everything I can about Florida."

Although The Hudson (N.C.) South Caldwell guard has not visited the school, he has been able to pick up a few things that has drawn in him. 

"I know that the depth on the offensive line is very shallow, which means it will free up opportunities to compete for a spot early," he said.  "They have a pretty solid team-this past season they played in the SEC Championship. Those two things really appeal to me." 

His relationship with the coaches, although newer, is one that has grown and one that he hopes to explore this weekend. 

"I talk to [special teams coordinator] coach [Greg] Nord and [offensive line] coach [Mike] Summers quite a bit," he said. "We talk a good amount. I know it's been the dead period, but now taking my official visit I can continue to talk to them and continue to build that relationship with them, since they did come in a little later. 

"They are good quality people," he added. "They seem very straight up with you about stuff. People aren't trying to beat around the bush. They are just good people." 

Dickerson is set to officially visit Alabama on Jan. 22, and is in the process of setting up his final official for the weekend after that. 

"I don't know where after that, but it will be between Tennessee and Georgia." 

For the next few weeks, Dickerson will be keeping his eye on a few things, as he prepares to make his decision. 

"There are still staff changes going on so I am keeping an eye on that," he said. "I'm taking a look at depth charts, which guys are declaring and becoming eligible for the draft and which spots are going to be open for me to play. 

"I've always looked at the people and the program, and the education that school is going to offer... I plan to study engineering." 


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