Dickerson to visit SMU this weekend

Atlanta HS safety Everett Dickerson holds offers from SMU and Arkansas State, and is excited to visit the Mustangs this weekend. He's also receiving interest from TCU and Arkansas, and took in the Horned Frogs' Junior Day a couple weeks ago...

SMU recently extended an offer to speedy Atlanta (Texas) HS safety, Everett Dickerson.

At 5-foot-11 ½, 166 lbs., Dickerson, who also holds an offer from Arkansas State, plays running back, too, and would be an asset purely because of his versatility.

"I'm not one-dimensional," he said.

Additionally, Dickerson has been hearing from TCU and Arkansas, and attended the Horned Frogs' Junior Day a couple weeks ago.

"It went pretty good," he said. "They want me to come back in the summer to one of their camps. They showed us around the campus, told us all about the academics side and we met all the coaches. I had been on campus before, but they gave us a more in-depth look. I really liked it a lot."

Dickerson will be taking a visit to SMU this Saturday, March 31. He's quite interested in the Mustangs and actually was before the school even reached out with an offer.

"I had been looking at them for engineering because that's what I'm going to major in," he said. "They're one of the top schools in Texas for engineering."

Though Dickerson knows more about the academics side of SMU than the football aspect, he does know the program will be joining the Big East his freshman year, which he believes is a plus.

"They're moving up," he said.

Ultimately when choosing a school, Dickerson wants to be at a place that feels like home and he's excited to see what SMU's atmosphere is like this weekend.

"I want a school with the major I'm looking for, has good coaches and one where I feel comfortable," he said. "It has to be somewhere I want to go, not somewhere somebody told me to go."

Dickerson's strengths lie not only in his ability to play multiple positions, but also in his leadership.

"I'm a motivator, a team person," he said. "It's not all about me, it's about the team. I want to do what's best for my team and when [coaches] put me out there, I'm going to just shine."

During the offseason, Dickerson, who says he can run the 40 in about 4.5 seconds, runs track, competing in all sprint relays and the 200-meter dash.

As of right now, Dickerson plans to attend camps at TCU and Baylor this summer.

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