Speedster Raises Eyebrows at Texas Tech Camp

RaiderPower.com caught up with North Forney 2017 athlete Khari Dickinson following his stellar performance at Texas Tech's satellite camp at Euless Trinity High School on Sunday.

Texas Tech's satellite camps have been useful in the past for the coaching staff to uncover hidden gems who may not be highly recruited but are D1, Power-Five material. North Forney athlete Khari Dickinson may be one of those gems.

The 5-foot-8, 150-pound prospect is a member of the class of 2017 and has blazing speed - he clocked a 4.4-second 40 yard dash for the coaches.

"I think I did pretty good. This is my second year going through the Texas Tech camp. Ran my 40 and I think I impressed them, when I ran my 40 I saw the coaches looking at the stopwatches, and then the second time I ran they called Coach Kingsbury over and he watched me run it, so I know I did pretty well on that. They clocked me at a 4.4. My one-on-ones were pretty good, also." The coaches were impressed by Dickinson's prowess in the one-on-ones - coach Curtis actually pulled Dickinson to the side during the WR/CB one-on-one drill.

"Yes sir, he did. He was telling me that I looked impressive, things like that."

This was Dickinson's second Tech satellite camp. While this was his first time meeting coach Curtis, the 2017 prospect has been in contact with the coaching staff for a year.

"Last year I met coach Mike Jinks because I did the running back drills last year and caught his eye. He actually went over to my dad and asked my dad if that was his son, he said yes. Talked about how quick I was, things like that. He actually gave my dad his number after the camp and went to talk to my high school coaches. We developed a good relationship with Mike Jinks last year."

The term "athlete" accurately describes the position that Dickinson plays - he will see time at RB, in the slot, and at defensive back for North Forney this season. The versatile speedster is also a big fan of Texas Tech.

"I love Tech dearly, love it dearly. Actually, I'm praying and hoping for an offer from them because that's the school that I'm ready to attend. Me and my parents have already done background on Tech and with the major I'm wanting to major in, they offer it, so I'm just hoping that this comes through. Go down, do a visit, and get signed on."

Sport Management is what Dickinson wants to major in, and it's an academic area which is highly popular among student-athletes at Texas Tech.

This season will be his first with the team at North Forney. Dickinson rushed for 203 yards and a touchdown on just 33 carries as a sophomore last season for Mesquite Horn. He considers himself a good friend of Tech 2015 offensive lineman signee Conner Dyer.

"Conner knows me well. Last year, we spoke a lot about Tech. He tried to get me to come down with him on some of the activities and things like that. I know Conner very well. Ran behind him."

With the Tech coaches buzzing after his performance on the field, is a visit to Texas Tech in the works?

"Yes sir, definitely. My dad is already planning for that, to go to Tech and actually go to some of the games and things like that. I've already had two camps that I've attended already, school just let out last week, but yes I'm definitely going to visit Tech."

While no offers have come Dickinson's way yet, three Metroplex schools are also showing interest in the versatile prospect.

"Actually, three schools have contacted me - SMU, North Texas and TCU. SMU, they've been to my school quite frequently so they may be getting in the process of a deal because they've been up there, talking to my head coach. I was at their camp yesterday and they talked to me again, the offensive coordinator and position coach. I actually got awarded there, at their camp."

The ATH recruit believes an offer is close based on a conversation with the staff after the camp ended. Be sure to stay tuned to RaiderPower.com as the Texas Tech satellite camps continue throughout the state.

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\r\nThe coaches were impressed by Dickinson's prowess in the one-on-ones - coach Curtis actually pulled Dickinson to the side during the WR/CB one-on-one drill. \r\n

\r\n\"Yes sir, he did. He was telling me that I looked impressive, things like that.\"\r\n

\r\nThis was Dickinson's second Tech satellite camp. While this was his first time meeting coach Curtis, the 2017 prospect has been in contact with the coaching staff for a year.\r\n

\r\n\"Last year I met coach Mike Jinks because I did the running back drills last year and caught his eye. He actually went over to my dad and asked my dad if that was his son, he said yes. Talked about how quick I was, things like that. He actually gave my dad his number after the camp and went to talk to my high school coaches. We developed a good relationship with Mike Jinks last year.\"\r\n

\r\nThe term \"athlete\" accurately describes the position that Dickinson plays - he will see time at RB, in the slot, and at defensive back for North Forney this season. The versatile speedster is also a big fan of Texas Tech.\r\n

\r\n\"I love Tech dearly, love it dearly. Actually, I'm praying and hoping for an offer from them because that's the school that I'm ready to attend. Me and my parents have already done background on Tech and with the major I'm wanting to major in, they offer it, so I'm just hoping that this comes through. Go down, do a visit, and get signed on.\"

\r\n\r\nSport Management is what Dickinson wants to major in, and it's an academic area which is highly popular among student-athletes at Texas Tech. \r\n

\r\nThis season will be his first with the team at North Forney. Dickinson rushed for 203 yards and a touchdown on just 33 carries as a sophomore last season for Mesquite Horn. He considers himself a good friend of Tech 2015 offensive lineman signee Conner Dyer.\r\n

\r\n\"Conner knows me well. Last year, we spoke a lot about Tech. He tried to get me to come down with him on some of the activities and things like that. I know Conner very well. Ran behind him.\"\r\n

\r\nWith the Tech coaches buzzing after his performance on the field, is a visit to Texas Tech in the works?\r\n

\r\n\"Yes sir, definitely. My dad is already planning for that, to go to Tech and actually go to some of the games and things like that. I've already had two camps that I've attended already, school just let out last week, but yes I'm definitely going to visit Tech.\"\r\n

\r\nWhile no offers have come Dickinson's way yet, three Metroplex schools are also showing interest in the versatile prospect. \r\n

\r\n\"Actually, three schools have contacted me - SMU, North Texas and TCU. SMU, they've been to my school quite frequently so they may be getting in the process of a deal because they've been up there, talking to my head coach. I was at their camp yesterday and they talked to me again, the offensive coordinator and position coach. I actually got awarded there, at their camp.\"\r\n

\r\nThe ATH recruit believes an offer is close based on a conversation with the staff after the camp ended. Be sure to stay tuned to RaiderPower.com as the Texas Tech satellite camps continue throughout the state. \r\n
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The 5-foot-8, 150-pound prospect is a member of the class of 2017 and has blazing speed - he clocked a 4.4-second 40 yard dash for the coaches.

\"I think I did pretty good. This is my second year going through the Texas Tech camp. Ran my 40 and I think I impressed them, when I ran my 40 I saw the coaches looking at the stopwatches, and then the second time I ran they called Coach Kingsbury over and he watched me run it, so I know I did pretty well on that. They clocked me at a 4.4. My one-on-ones were pretty good, also.\"

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— Khari Dickinson (@Kharidickinson) June 8, 2015
The coaches were impressed by Dickinson's prowess in the one-on-ones - coach Curtis actually pulled Dickinson to the side during the WR/CB one-on-one drill.

\"Yes sir, he did. He was telling me that I looked impressive, things like that.\"

This was Dickinson's second Tech satellite camp. While this was his first time meeting coach Curtis, the 2017 prospect has been in contact with the coaching staff for a year.

\"Last year I met coach Mike Jinks because I did the running back drills last year and caught his eye. He actually went over to my dad and asked my dad if that was his son, he said yes. Talked about how quick I was, things like that. He actually gave my dad his number after the camp and went to talk to my high school coaches. We developed a good relationship with Mike Jinks last year.\"

The term \"athlete\" accurately describes the position that Dickinson plays - he will see time at RB, in the slot, and at defensive back for North Forney this season. The versatile speedster is also a big fan of Texas Tech.

\"I love Tech dearly, love it dearly. Actually, I'm praying and hoping for an offer from them because that's the school that I'm ready to attend. Me and my parents have already done background on Tech and with the major I'm wanting to major in, they offer it, so I'm just hoping that this comes through. Go down, do a visit, and get signed on.\"

Sport Management is what Dickinson wants to major in, and it's an academic area which is highly popular among student-athletes at Texas Tech.

This season will be his first with the team at North Forney. Dickinson rushed for 203 yards and a touchdown on just 33 carries as a sophomore last season for Mesquite Horn. He considers himself a good friend of Tech 2015 offensive lineman signee Conner Dyer.

\"Conner knows me well. Last year, we spoke a lot about Tech. He tried to get me to come down with him on some of the activities and things like that. I know Conner very well. Ran behind him.\"

With the Tech coaches buzzing after his performance on the field, is a visit to Texas Tech in the works?

\"Yes sir, definitely. My dad is already planning for that, to go to Tech and actually go to some of the games and things like that. I've already had two camps that I've attended already, school just let out last week, but yes I'm definitely going to visit Tech.\"

While no offers have come Dickinson's way yet, three Metroplex schools are also showing interest in the versatile prospect.

\"Actually, three schools have contacted me - SMU, North Texas and TCU. SMU, they've been to my school quite frequently so they may be getting in the process of a deal because they've been up there, talking to my head coach. I was at their camp yesterday and they talked to me again, the offensive coordinator and position coach. I actually got awarded there, at their camp.\"

The ATH recruit believes an offer is close based on a conversation with the staff after the camp ended. Be sure to stay tuned to RaiderPower.com as the Texas Tech satellite camps continue throughout the state.

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