A dynamic athlete, 2015 cornerback Dorien Dickey got his chance to hit the field with the Christ Church Cavaliers and he had a solid junior season helping the Cavs win their 3rd straight state championship. The 2015 prospect has had quite a few schools showing interest thus far and we sat down with Dickey for an update, including his most recent visit to Georgia State.
"My trip to Georgia State it was real good. Their football facilities are nice and the academics are top notch."
"My favorite part of the visit was when one of the academic coordinators spoke to us and when I talked with Coach Williams the defensive backs coach."
GSU has been actively recruiting Dickey for a while and Dickey talked about what their defensive backs coach had to say to him.
"He told me that he had just watched my film the day before and that he was really high on me. He also said that he'd be in touch with me soon."
Another school that Dickey has been hearing from is Mercer.
"I'll be going to Mercer in April to visit them. The secondary coach just told me they looked forward to recruiting me and to keep my grades up. I haven't really spoken to them much but they invited me to come visit them."
The pair of schools are just one a handful that the 2015 prospect is currently being recruited by. He shared the full list of suitors with us.
"I'm hearing from Georgia State, Mercer, Wofford, Duke, and Princeton. They have invited me for Junior Day but I haven't spoken to their coaches. I also get mail from South Carolina just about everyday."
Right now Dickey says that Georgia State is showing him the most interest out of everyone. We asked him if he felt like they could offer him in the near future.
"Possibly I think. I'm one of the only recruits they are recruiting out of state."
Last season Dickey says he had 700 all-purpose yards, 30 tackles, 15 pass break ups, 2 interceptions, and 1 forced fumble for the Cavaliers who won their 3rd consecutive state championship.
The 2015 prospect made no bones about what aspects of his game he felt were his biggest strengths right now. He also talked about what facets of his game he wants to improve on this off season.
"My biggest strengths in my game right now are my speed and my press man ability. I want to improve my off man, and just being able to bait quarterbacks better next season."
Dickey transferred from Berea High School after his freshman season and was forced to sit out his sophomore season at Christ Church. He talked about what it felt like to win another state championship.
"It feels amazing. 2 years ago having to sit out because I transferred, it was nice to practice with the team and win state but this past year was just special because I actually played and contributed to the team."
So what will it take for the Cavaliers and Dickey to win their 4th consecutive state title next year?
"Next year I think we will have to work harder in the weight room and just stay humble and hungry. Our schedule is tougher next year."