"I have the four schools that I have visits lined up to" Explained Dickey. "I already visited Notre Dame and then there's Georgia Tech (12-14), Miami (1-19), and Southern Cal (1-26). Then, I'm still open for my fifth visit." On his Notre Dame visit he noted "The visit was great. I mean, I had a great time at Notre Dame. A lot of tradition and everything. I really enjoyed talking with the staff. The game was great too." He claimed no leader out of his group of favorites and said that he definitely plans on taking all five visits.
There's no doubt that numerous schools are trying to get that last visit and gain the services of the Florida star and one school close to home recently stepped into the mix. Florida State had been recruiting Dickey for quite awhile, but as an athlete. That was until recently when they offered him as a quarterback. Dickey, who grew up a fan of the Seminoles and Charlie Ward, has said all along that he will only go to a school as a quarterback. As a result, many thought the new offer might put FSU in the lead. Is that the case? Not at all by the sound of Dickey's response to that line of questioning, "No not really. They're just…well they're in the mix for the fifth visit."
It's well known that the Trojan staff is in hot pursuit of this game-breaker and he discussed his interest in USC, "When I talked to Coach Kiffin in the springtime, I really enjoyed talking to him. I talked to Coach Chow and it's just a really good staff." He also noted that he speaks with the Trojan coaches "every week" and that he hears from Coach Kiffin most often.
Dickey is also a standout pitcher and center fielder for Lincoln's baseball team and most people don't realize how important the sport is in his decision. He stated that he will definitely play both football and baseball in college and he has received attention for his baseball skills, "I've talked with the coach from Notre Dame and I received letters from other schools for baseball."
Dickey has 4.4 speed and a rocket for an arm. More important than those attributes however, is the fact that he's just a winner. This was evident in Lincoln's playoff match-up with Pine Forest last Friday. Lincoln trailed 38-45 in double overtime when Dickey and his offense went to work. He described the last series as he explained, "On the last series I threw a touchdown pass. We came back and went for two and I threw a touchdown pass to our tight end." Lincoln won 46-45 and Dickey finished 11-21, for 312 yards passing, 5 touchdown passes, and 39 yards rushing. None of this is new to him as he's seen and done just about everything in his career at Lincoln. He's started for the perennial power since his freshman year and has accumulated an incredible 39-2 record in that time.
Lincoln takes on Columbia in the state quarterfinals this week.