Florida State gained a valuable recruit today with the announced commitment of offensive tackle Landon Dickerson, who checks in at an impressive 6'5, 300 pounds. Dickerson is a widely-regarded asset in the 2016 class, listed as a four-star prospect according to the 247 Composite rankings. From those rankings, Dickerson is the No. 31 player and No. 4 tackle in the 2016 class.
Dickerson, out of South Caldwell HS in Hudson, North Carolina, was favored to land with Virginia Tech in the early portion of his process. However, Florida State's late surge, charged by Dickerson's official visit to FSU on October 10th for the Miami game and offensive line coach Rick Trickett's in-home visit on January 28th which, seemingly, closed the deal. Dickerson chose the Seminoles over Alabama, Tennessee, Auburn, Florida, and Clemson along with 15 other FBS offers.
Dickerson is the fifth offensive lineman to commit to Florida State for the upcoming season, along with center Baveon Johnson, tackle Josh Ball, tackle Jauan Williams, and prep tackle Mike Arnold. The impact that any of these four may have next season is brought into question when it is acknowledged that all members of last season's offensive line unit are returning in 2016. However, the advantage that Dickerson and the incoming players hold is that only one of the five starting spots on the line is completely locked up entering next season.