LSU offers

Travis Dickson is certainly no stranger to Tiger Stadium as he has been a frequent visitor over the past few years. His trip on Saturday, however, will always stick in his mind even though LSU lost to Georgia.

“Coach Miles offered me before the game,” said Dickson. “I talked with coach [Josh] Henson and coach [Joe] Robinson before the game and then coach Miles called me into his office. That was when he said he wanted me to be a part of the program. He said he likes my history and he likes what he’s seen from my brother and he wanted to offer me.”


Dickson, a 6-3, 220-pounder with 4.7 speed, plays tight end and defensive end for Ocean Springs, Miss.


He said that Miles didn’t specify which position he was recruiting him for, and in the heat of the moment he didn’t even think to ask.


“I didn’t even ask him because I was so excited,” Dickson said. “I don’t have problems with either position and I’ll play whichever one gets me on the field first.”


After receiving his offer from the headman, which was his first from any school, Dickson made his way onto the field where he watched his brother and the rest of the Tigers prepare to square off against the Bulldogs.


While standing there and sitting in the stands, he said that this game had a different feel to it for him personally.


“It was like I was watching them play and that could be me some day,” said Dickson. “It changed the look of everything and I had a lot my heart in that game.”


Dickson said that he is getting interest from several schools including Mississippi State, Southern Miss, UCLA, Duke, Auburn, Oregon, Clemson, and UAB.


His father, Dick Dickson, played at Mississippi State, and then he also has the ties to LSU.


After getting that big offer from the Tigers, does that put LSU at the front of the pack?


“It puts them a little higher than the rest of them and I’d say right now they’d have to be my leader,” he said. “I spend a lot of time there and there is nothing like a Saturday night in Baton Rouge. I love it in Baton Rouge.”

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