The offer came together pretty fast.
"Coach Lance Taylor contacted me early last week," Landon Dickerson said. "He said, 'You came up on our radar and we may have some interest.' We talked. I asked him about the education there, the qualifications to get into Stanford. We talked about that. We talked a little bit about football."
Dickerson says Taylor wasn't sure what the offensive line needs would be in the upcoming class and they are still waiting to get Dickerson and Coach Mike Bloomgren on the phone together to talk more about that and more about the football side of things.
But before that call could take place, Taylor was back on the phone with Dickerson. "So he called me earlier this week and made me an offer."
Dickerson, ranked the top guard in North Carolina by Scout, is receiving tons of interest from schools across the country. While Stanford was not necessarily on his radar, he was excited by the offer and the possibilities of what Stanford brings.
"The education speaks to me," Dickerson said. "I am looking at a solid engineering program anywhere I go to school. Stanford offers engineering which is one thing that stuck out to me about that school."
Dickerson has never been to California and is thinking he may want to visit. But first he'll look over all the offers he has and decide where to make his official visits. At that point he'll decide if Stanford is on that list.
Speaking of lists, Dickerson does have a top six. Michigan, Virginia Tech, Tennessee, Georgia, Auburn and Florida State are his top schools right now. But he says that nothing is set in stone and his list could very well change as he goes through the process.
As Dickerson battles through the start of double days in summer training camp, he doesn't seem to be in any hurry to make a decision on his future.
"I'm not really too picky about it. I'd like to take some official visits first. It could be September, it could be December, I'm not going to be too picky about that. It's just going to be when I feel comfortable."
So while Stanford may be a little bit late to the table compared to some of the other offers out there, they can't be ruled out.
And as he works his process for his future, his goals for this season are quite clear:
"We have a pretty fine team coming back. My expectation for myself is to lead our team to an undefeated season and conference championship. If we're lucky enough to go to the state playoffs, everybody wants to win the State Championship. I'm going to try and take my team as far as we can into the playoffs."
The 6-foot-5, 305-pound guard lists his biggest strengths. "I have good leadership. [On the field], my balance and footwork and hands, especially when I'm pulling.
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