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Landon Dickerson makes his transfer decision

Former Florida State offensive lineman Landon Dickerson had reportedly narrowed his eyes on two teams from the SEC West, Texas A&M, and Alabama, since entering the Transfer Portal last week. He’s quickly come to a decision. A source close to the offensive lineman tells NoleGameday that the North Carolina native will be transferring to one of the top programs in the nation, Alabama. Dickerson will have two years of eligibility remaining and will be able to play immediately after graduating in the summer.

The 6-foot-6, 320-pound offensive lineman never really found his footing in Tallahassee. He had an outstanding true freshman season, starting the first seven games before suffering an ACL injury. Since then, Dickerson hasn’t been able to stay healthy. He started the first four games of 2017 but missed the final nine with injuries. And we know what happened in 2018, Dickerson was limited to just two games of action due to a multitude of ailments.

Dickerson has also had to go through three offensive line coaches in basically three seasons. Rick Trickett led the unit in Dickerson’s first two years until Greg Frey took over in 2018 as the new coaching staff settled in under Willie Taggart. FSU parted ways with Frey earlier this offseason and hired Randy Clements to take his place alongside new offensive coordinator Kendal Briles. That instability along with bad injury luck could be in large part why he decided to take a chance on starting fresh elsewhere.

It is a little surprising that Dickerson didn’t follow his former head coach Jimbo Fisher to College Station. Instead, he’ll try to make an impact on a team that has won two of the past four National Championships. Alabama returns just three starting offensive linemen so there’s certainly an opportunity for the former four-star recruit to find his way into the lineup. He has the talent, he just hasn’t been able to stay consistently healthy.

Maybe that’ll change in Tuscaloosa.


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