Garrett Dickerson's first trip to ‘The Farm' gave him plenty to think about, including how the Cardinal envision using the 6-foot-4, 240-pounder.
"They're about 60-40 of outside linebacker (in the 3-4 defense) to tight end right now, and I'm ok with that," Dickerson said. "I sat in outside linebacker meetings and watched them doing practice, and it was really all things that I have done before. So I am ok with them wanting me to play that position."
The trip also enabled Dickerson to meet and talk in-depth with the coaching staff face-to-face for the first time, and he enjoyed that aspect.
"The staff was great," Dickerson said. "I really got and chance to talk just about all of the staff and meet them and see what type of people they are. Their main message was how interested in me they were and how they were really happy I got a chance to get out there and hope I can again."
Academics are big in Dickerson's family, and few schools in the nation can match what Stanford can bring to the equation when it comes to the prestige of a degree.
"It's a great place academically," he said. "We got to sit in on a class and kind of see what it's like to be a student there. It was good. I enjoyed sitting there and paying attention. I can definitely see myself there when it comes to making my decision."
Another key aspect of the trip was the ability to meet the players. Dickerson spent most of his time with linebacker Blake Martinez, but he was also able to interact with plenty of other Cardinal players.
"They were great guys and I really enjoyed spending time with the players and getting their view on how they like Stanford," Dickerson said. "I thought the campus was great. It's beautiful out there. What stood out most was how big it is it took me by surprise."