Clifton Dickson (DT)

The talent runs deep in Miami. TSW profiles yet another top DL from Miami Northwestern Senior HS, Clifton Dickson.


Name: Clifton Dickson
Position: Defensive Tackle
Hometown: Miami, FL
High School: Miami Northwestern
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 285
Speed: 4.8
Offers: Indiana, NC State and Rutgers
School Preferences: Florida, Miami, FSU, Auburn, NC State, UNC, Rutgers and Indiana


TSW Bullet Points:

  • One of the South's top defensive line prospects.
  • Junior Stats - 108 tackles and 16 sacks.
  • Scored 3 TDs as a fullback and had three two point conversions.

    Scouting Report - May 9, 2002: (Mike Bakas * TheInsiders.com)
    At 6-foot-4 and 285 pounds, Clifton Dickson has the perfect frame to be a one-gap tackle at the next level. With a tremendous amount of athletic ability, Dickson has the body type to add another 15-20 pounds and be a very quick, penetrating 300-pound tackle at the next level.

    Although it wasn't officially recorded at Nike in Miami, Dickson turned in an impressive shuttle time of 4.67 as he displayed a tremendous amount of balance and explosion as well as quick feet.

    During position drills, Dickson began to separate himself even more from the rest of the pack. He plays with excellent leverage and his first step is about as quick as any DT at this age and size that you'll find.

    Athletically, he's in another league. Afterall, we're talking about a kid that doubles as a tight end/wide receiver for the Bulls. Yes -- that's right -- a wide receiver. During 1 on 1 drills, Dickson dominated every opponent he faced, primarily with quickness and explosion. He then showed a mean streak and the ability to clog the middle when he locked up with Ely offensive lineman Andrew Bain.

    Dickson is a big time prospect in my opinion, and probably a Top 10 overall prospect in Florida.


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