Corey Dickerson Recruiting Update

Meridian Community College freshman outfielder Corey Dickerson, a 29th round draft pick of the Colorado Rockies in the June, 2009 Major League Baseball draft, has a decision to make - go pro or back to college.

"I'm going to hit for (the Rockies) Monday in Amite, Louisiana and they will make an offer sometime this week, so it's up to me," said Corey Dickerson. "They've already came to my house but they didn't make an offer."

Corey is completely open at this point in time.

"My mind is completely open right now," he said.

But that could change if the Rockies offer is to his liking.

"If I feel comfortable with their offer I would go (pro) but if there is any doubt then I would go back to Meridian (for my sophomore season)," said the 6-2, 205-pounder.

And that would also open up his recruiting options. As of now, one and possibly two colleges are in his recruiting picture.

"Mississippi State is the school that is recruiting me right now and has offered me," said Corey who hit .381 with 21 doubles, 5 triples, 15 home runs and knocked in 54 runs this past season for Meridian. "And (Meridian head baseball) Coach Rose told me that he wants me and Coach Rayborn to go on a visit to LSU."

Corey talked about the things he likes about each of those colleges.

"I like the environment at Mississippi State and how close all the people are there. And that's where a bunch of my friends go. It's sort of like another home to me. And LSU has always been a highly talked about program and everybody knows it."

If all goes according to plan, don't expect Corey to wait too long when it comes to his four-year college choice.

"I'm probably going to commit to a college before the start of my year, then sign whenever the first signing day is," said Corey.

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