Dickson Tells Michigan He'll Visit

Tight end is back as a recruiting priority for Michigan -- and Edward Dickson from Bellflower, Calif. High School just might be at the top of the Wolverine TE list. Wednesday night Dickson received a call from <b>Michigan</b> -- and gave the Wolverines good news.

"I got calls from Oregon and Michigan today," Edward Dickson said. "I talked to (Michigan) coach Ron English for a long time. He told me I was a hard guy to get a hold of. We talked about when I was going to come back for a visit and I told him I was taking all my visits after the season. We'll talk about all that later but I will definitely visit Michigan." Coaches have been able to contact recruits since Sept. 1 and this is the first time Dickson and English have spoken. The 6 foot 6, 225-pound tight end said he talked with Michigan head coach Lloyd Carr shortly after the beginning of the calling period.

Dickson told GoBlueWolverine Magazine earlier in he month that his school choices will come down to two options. If he stays in-state it will be USC. If he decides to leave the state the top two contenders are Michigan and Oklahoma. However, there are some others that are making a strong impression on the talented player. "I like Oregon, they are going to be losing a couple of tight ends after this year so I could get some early playing time there," he said. Others in the mix include the two Arizona schools. Dickson has a friend and former teammate, Antone Saulsberry, who is a freshman at Arizona State.

Did the topic of playing time come up during the conversation with English? "Yeah," Dickson said. "He told me they were losing a couple of seniors after this year so I could get a look if I do go to Michigan."

Dickson also has a Michigan connection, with family members in the Detroit area.

While he plans on taking his official visits after his season is complete, Dickson said he'll catch the USC-Cal showdown on Oct. 9 at the Los Angeles Coliseum. He didn't get a chance to see Michigan's victory over Iowa as the game was not broadcast in the Los Angeles area. "I did watch the Stanford-USC game though," he said. "It was a great game, real exciting, and it was awesome how USC came back to win."

Bellflower is off to a 1-2 start this season. The two losses were by narrow margins of three points each. The win was a 42-14 blowout over Pacifica. The Buccaneers host La Mirada this Friday.

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