South Caldwell (Hudson, N.C.) offensive tackle Landon Dickerson attended recent Junior Day events at South Carolina and Virginia Tech. The 6’5”, 290-pound junior took some time to discuss those experiences and update the latest on his recruitment.
Virginia Tech’s February 7 event was well-attended by top prospects including Dickerson, who was one of the top offensive line targets in Blacksburg that day.
“It was really nice,” Dickerson said of his latest experience at Virginia Tech. “I got to go and eat in Lane Stadium, which I haven’t done before. We were in Coach Beamer’s box seats and I saw a picture of my grandpa on the 1934 team. That was pretty cool.”
Dickerson discussed two coaches who figure to play prominent roles in his recruitment, head coach Frank Beamer and offensive line coach Stacy Searels.
“I really like Coach Searels. Me and him have the same ideas on how football is supposed to be played. I like his ideas,” Dickerson said.
“Whenever I did talk with Coach Beamer, obviously he told me he wants me to be part of the Hokie family. He said if I could find anything wrong with the campus or the program, tell him about it.”
It appears Virginia Tech is in strong position with the promising lineman, who is also considering scholarship offers from Clemson, East Carolina, North Carolina, NC State, South Carolina, Tennessee and Wake Forest. Auburn, Georgia and LSU are among the schools that have begun making contact.
“I really like the school,” Dickerson said of Virginia Tech. “They have the Engineering major I’m looking for in college. I think they’ll always be up there on the list of places I’m looking at because of the football and academic combination.”
South Carolina offensive line coach Shawne Elliott impressed Dickerson, who reflected on his recent trip to Columbia.
“Coach Elliott came and offered me in person. I really hadn’t been there before, so I went to a Junior Day there,” Dickerson said. “I enjoyed talking with Coach Elliott. There was a GA coach and we had the same ideas on football and how it’s supposed to be played. Coach Spurrier was great to talk to. He really knows what he’s doing.”
A visit to Tennessee is scheduled for this Saturday. Like Virginia Tech, UT is a school that has impressed Dickerson with its academic and athletic combination.
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