Cards among current favorites for Georgia athlete

Cedrick Dickson of Redan (GA) High School isn't in a rush to decide, but the physical receiver tells that Louisville is one of his current favorites.

Recruiting tall and physical receivers has become the trend in college football, meaning that 6-foot-4, 215-pound Cedric Dickson is attracting his share of attention from coaches around the region.

The Stone Mountain (GA) Redan receiver currently claims Division I-A scholarship offers from East Carolina, Georgia Tech, Louisville and Tulane, while interest continues to grow from many others.

"I'm still open to looking at other schools," Dickson explained. "I want to play my senior year and see what happens, but right now Louisville and East Carolina are my two favorites."

When asked to describe what about Louisville interest's him, he quickly replied that it's the thought of playing in the Bobby Petrino offense.

"They have a great passing offense," he said. "They had the number one offense in the nation last year. They're going to move the ball."

At 6-4.5, 215, there are some that project Dickson as a tight end on the college level, a possibility that he says would be fine.

"I'd probably want to add another 50-55 pounds, but I could do it," he said. "I can play both. Either way doesn't really matter to me."

Dickson helped his Redan team to a season-opening win over the weekend, hauling in three catches for 80 yards.

"I'm glad we're finally started. It was a long summer. We did a lot of running and working out during the summer, so we should be pretty good this year."

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