When former tight ends coach Josh Henson left the Tiger program, Travis Dickson’s recruitment hit a bump in the road.
“Coach Henson had coached and recruited Richard during his time at LSU, and he is really close with my family,” he said. “Coach started to recruit me, but then he left for Missouri. At the time, I was not sure how things would be with LSU and their recruitment of me.”
Thanks to new tight ends coach and recruiting coordinator Don Yanowsky, the LSU staff is playing their cards just right.
“Things never really changed, and I am getting to know coach Yanowsky just as well,” Dickson said. “He is a really cool guy, and he is letting me know the staff wants me over in Baton Rouge.”
Will the Ocean Springs standout be in the Red Stick for camp this weekend?
“I hope to make it over,” Dickson said. “I am not going to work out, but I would just hang around with the coaches and players. I have been over to Baton Rouge more times than I can count, so it would just be a weekend decision to go or stay.”
Over the coming weeks, the four-star prospect will take in a few schools for the first time.
“I will be heading to Georgia, Florida State and Oklahoma,” Dickson said. “I have not set dates, but I will squeeze them in here and there. I am pretty excited to see some new places, so it should be a good round of trips.”
When he gets back to Mississippi, Dickson hopes to have a final group set before official visits come in the fall.
“I will have a few tops schools that I will look at, and at this point LSU will be in that group,” he said. “I just want to find out the places I could be comfortable at and take things from there. I don’t want to stretch my decision out too long, but I don’t want to rush my decision.”
Dickson, who is on track to qualify with a 3.7 GPA and a 21 on the ACT, recorded 80 tackles at defensive end last fall. At fullback, the 6-foot-3, 230-pounder averaged six yards per carry.