Dickerson to play for Hutchinson Dragons
Joel Dickerson tabbed Hutchison Community College last Wednesday to be his next destination for football.
In two years, he hopes the game will lead him to Lawrence.
Dickerson, a senior at McLouth High, signed a national letter of intent last week to play football for the Dragons.
After he plays there for two years, he would like to transfer to Kansas and play football for the Jayhawks -- with a scholarship or as a walk-on.
"Both of my parents are KU grads, so that's pretty important to me," Dickerson said.
A defensive lineman and center for the Bulldogs in the fall, Dickerson helped the McLouth snap lengthy home and overall losing streaks. MHS finished the season at 4-5.
Coffeyville and Highland also recruited Dickerson to play football, but Hutchinson just seemed to be the best fit.
"Basically I felt most comfortable there," Dickerson said. "I thought the opportunity for me to play were just as good at Highland and the opportunities to be successful were better."
Hutchinson finished last season at 7-4 overall and 4-3 in the Kansas Jayhawk Conference, good for third place in the league. The Dragons finished the season with a 15-10 victory against Tyler (Texas) in the Heart of Texas Bowl in Copperas Cove, Texas.
Dickerson, a 6-0 260-pound lineman, will be a defensive lineman at Hutchinson.
While at McLouth, he has lettered in football three years, basketball three years and baseball three years with his final season coming in the spring.
In college, Dickerson plans to major in journalism with an emphasis on sports, or sports management.