May 4, 2009

Dickson too busy to fish this spring

Usually during the spring Travis Dickson can be found fishing in tournaments in the coastal waters of his home in Ocean Springs, Miss.

But this year things have been much different for the 6-foot-3, 235-pound tight end prospect. Dickson not only was busy playing baseball for the first time in two years but he also hit the road visiting as many spring football practices as his schedule would allow.

Dickson visited a handful of Southeastern Conference schools this spring including a trip to Mississippi State along with his high school quarterback Sam Noblin.

"Their practice was great," Dickson said of the Bulldogs. "They were getting after it. It got cut short because the weather got real bad so they moved inside and we decided to hit the road. We really didn't get to see the whole practice but I saw about an hour and a half of it. I saw everything that I needed to see. They were just getting after it and I liked how they were doing it."

Dickson is one of the most sought after tight ends in the Southeast and is high on MSU at this point in the recruiting process.

"I think good things about Mississippi State," Dickson said. "I called Coach (Dan) Mullen up last night and talked to him. It went real good. We just caught up on some things and talked about me closing out baseball season right now and just catching up."

Dickson likes what he has seen of Mullen's spread offense and the way he uses tight ends in the passing game.

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