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Editorial: Why Longhorns fans shouldn't be happy just yet about new commit Dickson

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Tren’Davian Dickson is arguably the best wide receiver in the state. From the monstrous stats to the acrobatic catches, he can do it all.

After leading Navasota to their second consecutive state championship in 2014, Baylor fans were jumping out of their seats in excitement about their 2016 commit. However, a few months later, Dickson announced he had re-opened his recruiting process after a decommitment from the Bears.

Many teams drooled over the athlete, and they had reason to.


Dickson recorded stats that have never been reached before in the history of high school football. His 39 receiving touchdowns in 2014 is a national record and his 2,166 receiving yards a year ago is easier said than done.

Texas A&M was considered the 92% favorite to land Dickson according to 247sports.com, but he threw a shocker to College Station when he committed to play for the Texas Longhorns on Tuesday.

With the naked eye, Texas fans would be ecstatic about the new commit. He would be heading to Austin with nothing but potential and hype for the 2016 season.

However, that may not be the case when 2016 rolls around. In fact, Dickson may never step a foot on campus as a member of the Longhorns.

The Navasota star reportedly has “major grade issues.” One report even went as far as saying he may have to go down the JUCO route.

The report states that his grade issues are so much of a reality that he was invited to the most prestigious offseason camp in the country, Nike’s The Opening, but he couldn’t make the trip because of his classroom work.

JUCO probably wouldn’t be a bad thing for Dickson, but it may end up being disappointing for Texas as it would give him more time to think about his commitment.

Dickson has already shown his power to decommit, so a second occurrence may be a reality if he has two extra years before he plays FBS ball.

Everyone obviously wishes Dickson the best. Even a Baylor fan probably can’t deny that they’re excited to see what he can do in Division I college football.

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