After spending the past few years in Northern California, Diablo Valley (Calif.) College offensive lineman Jason Dickson will get to return to Southern California.
Dickson, who spent the first three years of high school at Corona (Calif.) Santiago, committed to UCLA on Friday.
"UCLA was right at home and by my family," said Dickson. "I grew up in Corona and I was a UCLA fan growing up. I knew when I got offered by them, I was going to commit there."
Dickson moved to Northern California for his senior year, at Vallejo (Calif.), and after walking away from the game for a couple years, he returned to play at Diablo Valley (Calif.) College.
The 6-6, 305-pounder then found a home at tackle and schools started to offer him.
"There were schools like TCU, Arizona State, Colorado and Louisville that I was strongly considering a little bit and they were all good schools, but UCLA was the one for me," said Dickson.
Dickson was initially recruited to UCLA by Angus McClure, who recruits the Bay Area, and then by offensive line coach Hank Fraley.
"Coach Angus first started recruiting me then Coach Fraley started talking with me," said Dickson.
Dickson said the Bruin coaches want him to come in and play tackle, and he'll compete for a starting position when he arrives.
That arrival will be in January, since Dickson graduates in December.
"It is a big relief for me to make my decision because this was something that was wearing me down a little and decision-making is pretty hard but I'm glad I got it over with and out of the way for this season," said Dickson. "I graduate in December and will be there in January and ready to compete for a position at tackle."