Scout's Take: Travis Dickson

Travis was one of the more coveted prospects in the state of Mississippi, regardless of position. The younger Dickson has decided to join his older brother, Richard Dickson, at LSU. To learn more about the rising senior, read below.

Profile: Travis Dickson

Position: H-Back/DL
Location:
Ocean Springs, MS
Height:
6' 3"
Weight:
225
Speed:
4.7

Recruiting:
It should not come as a shock that Travis choose LSU with older brother, Richard Dickson, having so much success at LSU. The proximity also worked in the Bengal's favor. Dickson had schools from all across the country knocking on his door, but in the end, Travis picked the Tigers over Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Auburn, Oklahoma, and FSU.

What to Like:
Travis is what I like to call a blue collar worker with white collar talent. He is very quick off of the ball and is a very active defender and also possesses great toughness in blocking and soft hands while playing H-Back, which most colleges now project him to play on the next level.

What may concern you: Travis has made his mark on the defensive side of the ball for the most part during his prep career at Ocean Springs. Dickson has played fullback the past couple of years, so if he does switch sides of the ball on the collegiate level, it will not be totally new to him.

Bottom Line: LSU is getting a very explosive athlete that will also do what it takes on and off the field to reach his full potential. Travis is a bona-fide "blue chip" pick-up for the LSU Tigers.





Yancy Porter is the Recruiting Analyst for the state of Mississippi and he can be reached at yporter@scout.com

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