TE/DE Prospect Weighing His Options

Richard Dickson has shown up on the recruiting radar for a number of southern schools, but it has become clear that Nebraska is also quite interested in the tight end/defensive end prospect out of Ocean Springs, Mississippi. Dickson spoke with us about his current recruiting situation, where the Cornhuskers stand with him and what schools have stopped by to see him.

When evaluating Richard Dickson, you really see how a school could see him as a legitimate tight end or defensive end threat.  The school that gets him will get the honor of making that call, but the tug of war for his services is heating up.  Currently, there is a slight edge in the school that seems to be recruiting Dickson the hardest, but even they aren't clear ahead of everyone else.  "I'd say LSU right now.  I wouldn't say they're ahead of the pack, but I'm getting a lot of stuff from them, a lot of messages from them," he said.

Dickson claims no favorites right now, though he does have offers from such schools as Tennessee, LSU, Nebraska, Florida State and Alabama amongst others.  Speaking of the Cornhuskers, while Dickson doesn't proclaim them a leader by any means, he does say that right now, they have as a good a shot as any other school that has offered.  "I like Nebraska.  They've got just as good a shot as anybody right now.  I've done some talking with their coaches, I haven't talked recently but earlier I talked a lot with them," he said.

Nebraska apparently used to send Richard quite a bit of mail, but it has somewhat tapered off as of late.  "I get mail about once a week.  It seems like they were recruiting me a lot heavier early on.  It's a bunch of informational stuff on their camps.  I'm looking at all of the camps right now," he said.  Nebraska is currently in the running for a camp visit.  Dickson mentioned that he would like to get a top three narrowed down by September so that he can start making some official visits and check out campuses with a more scrutinizing eye.  

While Dickson does not have any unofficial visits set up at this time, he is planning to do some sightseeing at some smaller camps which he will be attending soon.  "I took a few (visits) during the spring. I don't know of any others right now.  I'm going up to Ole Miss tomorrow and I'm going to Alabama next weekend.  Both of those, they have smaller camps, so I'm using it as an unofficial," he said.

Richard also reports that several schools have stopped by his high school within the past month including Arkansas, Miami, Florida State, Vanderbilt, Southern Miss, Oklahoma and Les Miles of LSU.

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