Dickerson pledges to the Florida Gators

The Florida Gators basketball program received big news on Sunday afternoon but it wasn’t from the football team. It was from the basketball team as Billy Donovan secured a big commitment for the Class of 2015. Forward Noah Dickerson (6-8, 245, Montverde, FL Academy) announced via his Twitter that he had committed to the Florida Gators over several others including Georgetown, the team that he had once been committed too. “Excited to say I have to the University of Florida,” Dickerson said on Twitter. “#GatorNation.” Dickerson is the third verbal commitment for the Class of 2015 joining guard KeVaughn Allen and forward Kevarrius Hayes in the class for Billy Donovan. The Montverde forward is a consensus four star prospect and is considered to be one of the top 100 best players in the country by most recruiting rankings. In May Dickerson was named an all-star at the NBPA top 100 camp and during AAU ball he averaged 14.2 points per game and 8.4 rebounds per game for the Georgia Stars as Dickerson is a native of the Peach state. Dickerson has also been invited to the Nike Big Man Skills Academy that will take place this fall. According to ESPN.com Dickerson is a strong post player with good hands that can play well with his back to the basket. ESPN.com says that Dickerson must maintain good body weight after losing weight this past season to get down to his 245-pound weight range. With Dickerson’s commitment and the transfer in of John Egbuno the Gators are now full on scholarships for the Class of 2015 barring an early entry to the draft or someone leaving the team. As we have seen in the past Billy Donovan is still very likely to be active on the recruiting trail as he always seems to have find a way to make the numbers work. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRLkOdh_X6c

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Andrew Spivey
Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for Rivals.com, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.