July 30, 2009

Four-star TE is no stranger to recruiting

Ocean Springs, Miss., four-star tight end Travis Dickson has a who's who list of scholarship offers and could basically name any college in the Southeast to play for.

But Dickson is no stranger to the recruiting process after watching his older brother Richard Dickson, a former four-star tight end in his own right before signing with LSU, go through the process in 2006.

While the 6-foot-3, 235-pound younger Dickson has a bevy of offers from Auburn, Duke, Florida State, Georgia, LSU, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Southern Miss, Stanford and Tennessee among others, he admits things have been slow this summer.

Dickson spent the month of June playing summer baseball and has just recently began to put his focus back on football recruiting.

"Recruiting has definitely gone well," Dickson said. "It's died down a little bit. Actually, I got a little bit lazy but now that baseball is over and the summer is coming down to an end I am definitely going to pick things up and start talking to a lot of schools again."

One school that Dickson has kept close tabs on is Mississippi State and new head coach Dan Mullen.

"I definitely think the world of Mississippi State," Dickson said. "I spend a lot of time talking to Coach Mullen and I really like what I think he is going to do. I'm definitely going to be paying attention and watching to see how they would use me. I talk to him a lot and he is big on mismatches. He thinks he can take advantage of some mismatches with me so I am going to be watching that at the beginning of the season."

Dickson was one of only three Clarion Ledger Dandy Dozen selections that was unable to attend the Big Dawgs Camp on the Bulldogs campus but stated that he could be back in Starkville for another visit before the end of the summer.



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