Landon Dickerson, a 4-star offensive lineman from North Carolina, had never attended a UGA game prior to his visit Saturday.
Evidently, it was worth the wait.
The Bulldogs target traveled from Hudson, N.C., to Athens for an unofficial visit and came away impressed.
“I thought they had a really good game,” Dickerson told the AJC’s Dawgnation.com. “We really made it down just in time for the Dawg Walk. I thought the atmosphere was pretty great and they had a good game.”
Dickerson, who included UGA among his six finalists earlier this month, had a chance to visit with key members of the Bulldogs coaching staff, including coach Mark Richt, offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer and, more importantly, offensive line coach Rob Sale.
“(Sale) was really glad I was there and happy to see me,” Dickerson said. “He told me, ‘I hope we can impress you and show you a good game today.’ He was just glad that I came back down.”
What did the 6-foot-5, 293-pound lineman from South Caldwell High School glean from UGA’s performance?
“I saw a few moments where they struggled a little bit, but overall I think they played very well,” Dickerson said. “I kind of watched their offensive line overall to see how they play and some of the plays they run and the athleticism of the line in general.”
As it stands, Dickerson is one of the few remaining offensive lineman the Bulldogs are considering. Last week, the AJC’s DawgNation.com confirmed that UGA did in fact pick up its fourth commitment on the offensive line. The recruit, however, has not been identified.
Dickerson, though, doesn’t appear the least bit worried.
“As far as I’m concerned, I’m still being recruited by them,” Dickerson said. “As far as I know. I’ve been told they want to take four and if they get four, they’d be willing to take five if I’m willing to go to UGA. It really doesn’t affect me in that situation.”
Dickerson, who is rated as the No. 2 player in the state of North Carolina, is scheduled to officially visit FSU on Oct. 10. His other four finalists are Auburn, Tennessee, Michigan and Virginia Tech.