Four-Star OL Landon Dickerson Reflects On Recent Visit To Virginia Tech

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South Caldwell (N.C.) rising senior Landon Dickerson returned to Virginia Tech roughly two weeks ago. The 4-star offensive line prospect had been to Tech six times prior, but this latest trip served one major purpose.

“That for me was a huge academic trip,” Dickerson said. “I touched base with all the Engineering staff to see what programs they’d have to offer me. I saw everything under the sun, from racing to team engineering to robotics to sports. I saw everything.”

Exploring the Engineering department was the top priority and Virginia Tech seems to have impressed in that regard. Dickerson, though, also had some serious questions for the coaching staff, specifically the future of head coach Frank Beamer.

“One thing probably everybody is concerned about is Coach Beamer and if he is going to stay and those kinds of things,” Dickerson said when asked if he had any questions for the football staff on his most recent trip. “I know he can’t coach forever. If he were to retire, I want to make sure they have a plan in place. I’ve been through three high school football coaches. I don’t want to go through that in college.”

What was Dickerson’s opinion of the answers he received regarding Coach Beamer’s status?

“I was really impressed,” Dickerson said. “I wasn’t expecting them to have all the fail safes they have in place in case he leaves. He told me, though, that he has got a quarterback and he feels healthy so he doesn’t plan on leaving.”

In previous interviews, Dickerson listed Virginia Tech and Tennessee as schools that were high on his list. Other schools have crept into the race for the 6’5”, 315-pound prospect over the course of the summer.

“I definitely got more open,” Dickerson said. “The next step is probably setting my official visits and making a top list.”

Dickerson knows two official visit destinations. He is scheduled to go to Michigan the weekend of September 12-14 and Auburn November 28-30. Dickerson mentioned some other options he is considering for