GMC linebacker sets up SEC visit

Mississippi Scout
Posted Aug 26, 2008


The 6' 2", 220 pound Kinsland (GA) resident entered Georgia Military College with some pretty nice credentials.


"We won the state championship my freshman and senior seasons," added Josh Dickerson. "I was named All-region in both basketball and football. I was a three year letterman in basketball, football, and track."

What does Josh bring to the table in football?

"I say my speed (4.6) and my instincts. I am smart about the game, and I know how to play."

Dickerson made an immediate impact for his junior college.

"I led all of our linebackers in tackles, and I started every game my freshman year. We got to the Pilgrame Pride Bowl against Navarro CC (TX) and lost."

The expected December graduate has garnered a few scholarship offers along the way.

"I have been offered by Tennessee, South Carolina, Ole Miss, Marshall, East Carolina, and Minnesota."

Which schools are at the top of his list?

"It is more Tennessee and South Carolina and then I still have Ole Miss and East Carolina still up there too. I really do not have any favorites, but I am attracted to those schools. I went on an unofficial visit to Tennessee, and I am taking an official visit to South Carolina (September 12th) because they are close by."

What stood out about Tennessee during his unofficial visit?

"The stadium was definitely a plus. They have nice facilities, and I got to hang out with a couple of their players. It is a nice atmosphere."

And South Carolina?

"First, basically, I have never been up there, but I like South Carolina because it is close to home. They also have a lot of people from my school who go there. They talk real good about South Carolina. One of my friends from Camden County, DeAngelo Smith, got an offer from them. He is my girlfriend's cousin."

What are Ole Miss' positives?

"I am in the middle of setting up an official visit with them too. I just know they put Patrick Willis in the league, and he is doing really well in the pros. My coach is also good friends with their linebacker coach, Tyrone Nix. They went to school together. I have spoken a few times with Coach Nix, and he seems like a cool coach. They wanted me to come in for an unofficial visit this summer, but it was too far for me to pay, so I am going to let them bring in for an official visit."

What stands out about East Carolina?

"I grew up liking East Carolina so I am going to go up there for an official visit and check it out. But to be honest, I grew up wanting to play in the SEC."







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