Dickson checking fall schedules

Recruiting coverage at SoonersIllustrated continues as we bring fans the latest in Oklahoma recruiting news. Today, we have an update from Travis Dickson, a top athlete from Mississippi.

He holds more than 15 offers, but for Ocean Springs (MS) athlete Travis Dickson six have his undivided attention. As he finishes up the final days of two-a-days, Dickson looks to take a step back from the vigorous recruiting process and really analyze his next steps.

Most of the summer the 6-foot-3, 230-pound Dickson spent time on the road checking out places like Auburn, Mississippi State, Florida State, LSU, and Ole Miss.

"All of these schools and Oklahoma are my Top 6," Dickson said. "We are about done with two-a-days and school for us starts next Thursday. With recruiting, I am just kind of laid back and trying to pick out what games I want to see."

With that said, Dickson is likely trying to schedule official visits to these schools. For the moment, he has not decided on what programs for sure will get an official visit.

But one thing he wanted to try and do this summer was take a trip to Norman, OK to take in the Sooner program. And though that was not able to happen, Oklahoma still ended up on one of his final lists and will likely see him sooner than later.

"I intended on making it down there, but things got sort of hectic this summer. But I definitely want to make it down there for a game," Dickson said. "They (Sooner coaches) came down to my school this spring and I got the chance to see them, but I want to see the campus, players, and everything."

The Oklahoma offer has been in hand since April and Dickson said that assistant coach Kevin Wilson is who is recruiting him.

And Oklahoma, like the many other schools, is looking at Dickson as an offensive player as opposed to his primary high school place at defensive end. For Dickson, the chance to really get on the other side of the ball is appealing to him.

Especially in an offense like Oklahoma's.

"This past year I only caught like one pass, but I averaged six yards a carry as a fullback," Dickson said. "On defense, I had 80 tackles. But most schools are looking at me for a tight end role."

Not too long ago, Dickson made the call to Wilson just to keep in touch. He explained what role he would play in the Sooner offense according to the coaches.

"They (Sooner coaches) said with my toughness that I could handle myself in the trenches. But I could also be able to flex out in motion and get the job done there too," Dickson said. "Coach Wilson said that he likes my versatility being able to play multiple positions."

Dickson said that he looks to shut the process down sometime in the mid season.


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