With the summer flying by and football season quickly approaching, programs are starting to schedule official visits with prospects. Michigan has begun that process and secured an official visit from one of the South’s top offensive linemen in Hudson (NC.) South Caldwell junior offensive guard Landon Dickerson.
Dickerson has already been thinking of possible destinations to visit come fall and explains why Ann Arbor will be on of them.
“I know we get five official visits and I kind of have my top group of schools and Virginia Tech and Tennessee are in there, but I don’t know if I will take an official visit to them just because I have been up there a bunch,” Dickerson told The Michigan Insider. “I don’t really see a point of going up there since I already know what is going on already and I would like to go some places I’m interested in that maybe I can’t drive to such as Michigan.
“I set up that official visit for September 12th and I want to get up there and see the school and a game. I want to learn more about the school than what Coach Jay (Harbaugh) and Coach (Tim) Drevno has told me.”
Coach Harbaugh and Coach Drevno has led the charge in the pursuit of the 6-foot-5, 306-pounder’s verbal and has been in recent communication with him.
With a scheduled visit set to Michigan, Dickerson is looking to further build on his knowledge of the Wolverines and experience a positive time up north.
“I talked to Coach Harbaugh and Coach Drevno last week and they told me they plan on having a full house up there,” said Dickerson. “I would just like to see a game with 114,000 people because I have never seen anything that big.
“I want to get up there and see the school and hopefully get an educational piece to see if that is the right fit for me. I also can’t wait to meet Coach Harbaugh and Coach Drevno in person and see if our personalities go well together and see if I like how they coach. Overall, I will be looking to enjoy myself.”
While the Maize and Blue offers a lot from a football perspective, the University also offers several highly thought of academic programs.
“The thing that interest me is the engineering part of it with Michigan,” said Dickerson. “That is kind of a big seller for me and that is what I am interested in doing. I’m not too concern about an NFL factory, but the engineering part is big.
“Me and Coach Harbaugh’s personalities kind of match same as Coach Drevno, but I still want to see how it is in person. They just think I’m a really good fit up there and all that has been keeping me interested in their program.”
Several schools have strongly piqued Dickerson’s interest and holds a handful of them above others at the moment.
Dickerson also has another official set for Auburn on Nov. 28th and plans to take all five, but has no idea of his decision timeline going forward.
“It kind of has, but I am not really in a rush,” said Dickerson. “It might be sometime during the season or kind of when ever I feel like it.”