So far, he has made official visits to Notre Dame and the University of Florida and has scheduled trips to Clemson, Miami and Southern California.
Dickey visited South Bend, Ind., in October, when Bob Davie still coached the Fighting Irish. Notre Dame fired Davie on Dec. 2 and hired Georgia Tech Coach George O'Leary one week later. Dickey took the news in stride because O'Leary had recruited him to play at Georgia Tech. On Dec. 13, O'Leary called Dickey's home to try to schedule a visit. The next day, O'Leary resigned after it was revealed he had falsified his academic and athletic credentials.
Wherever he goes, that school will get more than a quarterback. It will also have a poet.
One of Dickey's most poignant works, "Fallen Star,'' served as a eulogy for schoolmate Railey Sancho, a member of the girls track team and a football team statistician who died of bacterial meningitis in May.
"You will be loved forever because of what you did and who you are," the poem ended. "And now we can only sit and mourn our fallen star."
The Dandy Dozen
Pos. Name Ht. Wt. Gr. From College
QB Brandon Cox 6-3 195 Sr. Hewitt, Ala. Trussville UF, Auburn, LSU
RB DeAngelo Williams 5-9 198 Sr. Wynne, Ark. Ark., Miss., Mem., Iowa, Ark. St.
QB Gavin Dickey 6-1 190 Sr. Tallahassee Lincoln ND, UF, Miami, USC, FSU
RB Michael Cooper 6-0 210 Sr. Sylvania, Ga. Screven Co. Georgia commitment
RB/DB Michael Bush 6-3 205 Jr. Louisville, Ky. Male Underclass
RB Jason Miller 6-0 205 Sr. Iota, La .Undecided
RB Jerious Norwood 6-1 190 Sr. Brandon, Miss. Miss. St. commitment
RB T.A. McClendon 6-0 215 Sr. Albemarle, N.C. NC St. commitment
RB/WR Troy Williamson 6-2 190 Sr. Aiken, S.C. Silver Bluff Clem., SC, Tenn., UGa., Ga. Tech
RB Ralph King 5-10 175 Sr.Murfreesboro, Tenn. Riverdale SC, Auburn, LSU, Tenn.
QB Vincent Young 6-5 200 Sr.Houston, Texas, Madison Texas, FSU, UM, Kan. St., Ark
LB Ahmad Brooks 6-3 230 Sr.Woodbridge, Va. Hylton UVa., FSU, Va. Tech
2001 All-Southern football team: POETRY IN MOTION
MERE WORDS CAN'T DESCRIBE THE EXPLOITS OF PLAYER OF THE YEAR DICKEY
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