By Hale McGranahan.
When the recruiting period opened on Monday, one of the first orders of business for the Clemson coaching staff was to offer 2016 three-star offensive lineman Landon Dickerson.
Defensive tackles coach Dan Brooks stopped by South Caldwell High School in Hudson, North Carolina to see Dickerson on Monday morning.
“I was hoping to get an offer from them,” Dickerson told TheClemsonInsier, earlier this week. “I do have interest in them. They have the academics I want and they have a good football team, so I was glad to finally get the offer.”
Dickerson and Brooks spoke after the visit.
“He was just hoping that I could come down sometime this spring or go to a basketball game or something and come visit. He told me to keep doing what I’m doing,” Dickerson said.
Louisville and Wake Forest have also been by the school this week. Virginia Tech and Tennessee are also expected to visit.
Clemson, Virginia Tech, Tennessee and Wake Forest hosted Dickerson for visits this fall. The Tigers, Hokies and Vols make up his lead group, in no particular order.
“I’ve been focusing from more of an academic perspective. I do want to go into some sort of an engineering field and all three of those schools have engineering in common, along with a good football program,” Dickerson said.
By the spring, Dickerson hopes to “have a good idea” of which schools he wants to closely evaluate. A decision could come sometime during his senior season or shortly thereafter.