February 4, 2009
Wide Receivers, Dickson and Tucker make it official
Tyler Dickson of Lexington (OH) Lexington made it official early this morning when he signed with the Black Knights of Army. "I just got done with it and it's a great feeling," shares the wide receiver out of Ohio. ""The media (WMSD-TV) was there, along with my mom, dad and step dad. Missing from the moment was one of Dickson's biggest supporters, his head coach BJ Payne. "He is out with pneumonia, but our OC and DC were there."
Dickson indicated that he spoke to Army recruiting coordinator, Tucker Waugh last night and they both were excited about Dickson's signing. At 9:50am, the 6-foot-0, 195 pound receiver halted in 51 balls this season, for 1,016 yards and 14 touchdowns, faxed his paper work over to the Army football office. "I'm excited that it's actually official, although I still have to go through the congressional nomination process, but I'm very excited," says the USMAPS bound prospect.
His dad, Pete also expressed his excitement. "This is a great opportunity for him
career wise and football wise; it's the best of both worlds," says Pete Dickson
Army had another talented receiver signed today in Marlboro (NJ) Marlboro High School product, E-Jay Tucker, who made it official at 12:30pm this afternoon.
"I just signed and everything was great
awesome," says the New Jersey prospect. "I just spoke to Coach Waugh five minutes ago and I have chills. He congratulated me on signing and said he can't wait for me to get there.
Get there for Tucker, like Dickson will be the USMAPS. According to Marlboro's head coach, the Black Knights are getting a very discipline player and person. "He was our go to guy and we surrounded our offense around him," says Ski. He is 6-foot-0, 210 pounds with good speed for his size, but I think Army has talked to him about outside backer, safety as well as receiver. What impressed the Army coaches the most about Tucker is that he wanted to be at West Point."
Tucker leaves these words for the Army fans. "I can't wait to get there and losing is over."
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