Tight end/defensive end Edward Dickson (6-6, 225, 4.6) from Bellflower, Calif., has the talent to be recruited at three positions. Dickson is also a solid basketball player who is getting looks in that sport too.
Dickson was an all-league selection on both sides of ball and an all-league selection in hoops.
“I was runner up League Player of the Year in basketball,” Dickson said. “I should play the three but our team was short so I played the five.”
On the hardwood, Dickson averaged 17.6 points per game and added 10.9 boards a game.
On the gridiron, Dickson caught 19 passes for 325 yards and four touchdowns. His long reception was 43 yards and he averaged 17.1 yards per catch for a team that preferred to run the ball.
As a defensive end, Dickson racked up 60 tackles and had 12 sacks.
Though Dickson excels on both sides of the ball, most schools are recruiting him as a tight end.
“Boston College offered me as a tight end and Colorado offered me as a defensive end,” Dickson said. “But most schools have offered me as a tight end.”
“I have offers from most of the Pac-10,” Dickson said. “I am very open to schools.”
“I wouldn’t mind staying close to home or going away for school,” Dickson said. “I won’t start to narrow down schools until school starts.”
Arizona, ASU, Cal, Oregon, USC, Washington State, Boston College, Colorado, and Michigan are a sampling of the schools that have offered Dickson a scholarship.
The scouting report on Dickson is he’s the complete tight end. Not only is Dickson a pass catching threat, but he’s an excellent blocker as well. He presents match-up problems with his size and speed.
Quite simply Dickson is one of the best tight ends on the West Coast.