Harbaugh & Cold Weather Appeal to Carolina OL

Michigan is the new kid on the block in the recruitment Hudson (N.C.) South Caldwell junior offensive guard Landon Dickerson, but the Tar Heel State star insists the Wolverines have a chance to move up his list.

Hudson (NC.) South Caldwell junior offensive guard Landon Dickerson is a wanted man. Schools throughout the south have been in hot pursuit for some time.  Lately interest from the north has been on the rise, including from the University of Michigan.

“I called Coach Drevno after Jay Harbaugh came in during our weight training and he offered me on the phone,” Dickerson told The Michigan Insider. “I was really grateful just to know this hard work is paying off. He also told me he liked the way I played football and thought I would fit in well up there.”

As one of the most prestigious programs in the country, Dickerson instantly found the Maize & Blue appealing.  But that’s not all he likes about Michigan.

“I would say I like their education” said Dickerson. “They could become a top school for me. I know (Head) Coach (Jim) Harbaugh has done great things in the past, so I’m sure he will continue that there. The geography as well since I like the cold weather. I like it just because I’m a big guy I guess. I mean… I wear flip flops and shorts in the snow.”

“If I can (visit), I will,” said Dickerson.

That trip would aid greatly in the Wolverines quest to move up the talented youngster’s list. Several other suitors had head starts in his recruitment and built up some strong relationships as a result.

“I would say my top list is Virginia Tech, Tennessee, Alabama, Florida State and Auburn,” Dickerson said.  “If I can talk with (Michigan) more, then possibly (they could make my top list).”

Much of Dickerson’s current focus is taking his game to a level beyond where he left off last year.

“For transferring schools mid-season, I felt I played pretty good,” he said. “The change wasn’t too hard, just stressful, but I handled it well and the team took me in great.”

“My strengths are my discipline, run game and aggressiveness.  I still need to work on my pass protection and I’m working hard.”


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