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Landon Dickerson to FSU: Seminoles Land 4-Star OT Prospect

Joe Pantorno@@JoePantornoFeatured ColumnistFebruary 3, 2016

Credit: 247Sports

Florida State just received a big boost to its offensive line after 4-star offensive tackle Landon Dickerson committed to the school on Wednesday.

247Sports reported Dickerson's decision.

The 6'5", 293-pound tackle is the 31st-best overall prospect and fourth-best offensive tackle in the nation. Coming out of Hudson, North Carolina, Dickerson is the No. 2 player from the state, according to 247Sports.

An athletic tackle who exhibits plenty of toughness, JC Shurburtt of 247Sports described Dickerson: "He looks like a lumberjack to be honest. Like a guy that spends all day chopping wood, throwing bulldozer tires or whatever other piece of symbolism you'd like to use."

You can see his speed off the snap, as ESPN's Craig Haubert watched Dickerson at The Opening, a premier camp for the nation's top prospects:

Craig Haubert @CraigHaubert

#ESPN300 OT Landon Dickerson vs. DE McTelvin Agim @TheOpening, @ESPNRNFball https://t.co/8aa6RVdkI9

Dickerson could very well step in and start for the Seminoles, as he already seems fully developed and ready for college football, with a competitive edge that will allow him to succeed in the trenches, as Shurburtt explained.

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"Too often, there are offensive line prospects that look the part and are great athletes, but they just are not very tough," Shurburtt wrote. "That's not lacking with Dickerson. ... Real football is a tough person's game, regardless of position, but particularly in the trenches."

Dickerson has the ability to succeed in both the pass and run block while possessing the kind of speed to follow the play downfield and provide support. That will prove invaluable to the Seminoles offense, especially with the running game. 

While there's still plenty of time before the fall, it already looks like Dickerson could start at the college level tomorrow, as his commitment to Florida State will certainly help improve not only its offense, but the well-being of its quarterbacks and leading rushers.

With Sean Maguire set to take over under center at Florida State, Dickerson, if he does play his freshman year, will be responsible for protecting the quarterback who will replace Everett Golson. 

While Maguire has had experience starting for the Seminoles, a stout offensive line will do wonders to put the quarterback's mind at ease in 2016. 

Dickerson will also have an opportunity to block for star running back Dalvin Cook, who could find himself in the Heisman Trophy conversation next season. 

Florida State has some vital skill players who are going to need protection in the future, and it looks like the Seminoles are confident Dickerson is just the man for that job. 

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