Georgia or Alabama?: 4-Star Recruit Xzavier Dickson Will Let Coin Flip Decide

Chris FaigCorrespondent IJanuary 5, 2011

Xzavier Dickson is a heavily recruited 6'4", 242-pound 4-star defensive end out of Griffin, Georgia.

Dickson has narrowed down his college choices to Alabama and Georgia but will now let his fate be decided by the flip of a coin.

Chip Towers of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution has reported that Dickson told him in an interview, "I'm going to flip it five times and the one that comes up the most is the one I'm going to go with. They both can provide me with what I need at the next level, so I can't go wrong."

Dickson, along with at least eight other Under Armour All-Americans, will make his decision before tonight's Under Armour All-America Game on ESPN and ESPN3 at 7:00 PM EST.

One of the other highly recruited Under Armour All-Americans that will be making their decisions prior to the game will be Quan Bray.  Bray told Towers that he was still deciding between Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Georgia and LSU.

When Dickson was asked why he was possibly rushing his decision now, with National Signing Day not being until February 2nd, he said, "I think I'm just doing it to get it over with. If you're going to do it, you might as well do it on national TV. I feel like I have a really good feeling for both schools. It's a big decision but I can't go wrong either way."

Many people will criticize Dickson for leaving his future in the hands of a coin flip, but I think this decision makes sense if he really likes both schools. He must be attached to each school for its individual attractions and would rather let chance determine his future.

If Dickson really does let a coin flip decide his college destination, Georgia fans better keep their fingers crossed because this could be one of their best signings in recent years. If the flip does indeed go in Georgia's favor, that could also be the deciding factor for other Bulldog recruits from Georgia such as Bray, Crowell, Malcolm Mitchell and Jay Rome, who are all in the top 50 of ESPNU's top 150 recruits.

Be sure to tune into ESPN at 7 PM EST tonight for an exciting game between the most exciting high school players in the nation, as well as their final college decisions for next year.