2025 athlete Dylan Vickerson has held one school close to his heart – Tennessee football. The prospect out of Creekside (Ga.) High School will be back on campus at the end of May for a visit.
Growing up in Atlanta, and being from Miami, has not hindered his love of the Vols.
“Growing up, that’s been my dream school,” Vickerson said. “They’ve been ahead in the process over all the others.
“Growing up, where I’m from, I’m from Miami. I wasn’t really a Miami fan so I had to find another team. Growing up I found them and I’ve been with them ever since.”
Wide receivers coach Kelsey Pope extended Vickerson his offer.
“He was just like we’ve been evaluating you, we looked at you, we watched your film,” Vickerson told Luke Winstel. “He said we’re happy to offer you a scholarship. Then he just called me and told me he wanted to come up, all that stuff.”
Vickerson, at 6-foot and 200 pounds, is considered an athlete. His relationship with Pope says the Vols may be focusing on him at wideout.
“I love him, I love what he does there, I love everything about him,” Vickerson said of Pope. “I’m looking forward to getting up there again.”
Given what happened just this past year with Jalin Hyatt and Cedric Tillman being selected in the 2023 NFL Draft and both having a 1,000-yard season in college, UT is becoming more appealing for receivers. That should help with Vickerson.
While Tennessee football is his “dream school,” Vickerson still has a set of things he is looking for in his future commitment, and it goes beyond the gridiron.
“Just a school that can develop me all around as like not only a football player but as a man and after school and after football,” Vickerson said. “Football doesn’t last forever, so I want a school that will develop me as a man.”
The junior as set high goals for his high school season, wanting over 13 touchdowns and 1,000 yards. In the classroom, he hopes to maintain his 3.8 GPA.