After bouncing around to various high schools, Trey Dickerson is looking to find a place he can call home. The well traveled point guard, originally from New York City, is currently at Williston State College in North Dakota and the Iowa coaches will be out to watch him this month.
"I've been talking to Coach Francis from Iowa," Dickerson said. "He said he has watched me on film and he's asked around about me and thinks that I would fit their style. He said they need a guy to come in and be able to create off the dribble and score."
Francis told the 6-foot-1 point guard that he will be out to watch him on October 11th and 12th when Williston plays four games in the Casper Shootout. From there, the Hawkeyes will make a decision on whether or not they will be bringing him in for an official visit.
"I have a really good relationship with Coach Francis. He and I are both from New York, so we have a lot in common. He's good friends with one of my AAU coaches who played at Siena," he said. "Coach Francis told me that if he likes what he sees, then they will try to get me on an official visit."
There is a bit of history between Iowa and Dickerson that goes back to his junior year in high school. Iowa showed interest in him, but ended up signing Mike Gesell and Anthony Clemmons in that recruiting class instead. He is also friends with Iowa freshman Peter Jok. The two played together at a Nike Camp during their prep years and have remained friends. He's also paid close attention to the Iowa program since Coach McCaffery arrived in Iowa City.
"I talk to Peter (Jok) and he just loves it there. He said it's a great place to live and I really like Iowa's style of play. They let their guards go out and make plays and that's a good fit for the way I like to play."
Along with Iowa, Dickerson is hearing from North Texas, Wichita State, LSU, Southern Mississippi, and Washington State. He reports offers from North Texas and Toledo at this point, but that could grow after the Casper Jamboree, where many coaches are expected to be in the stands. Right now he said his top three schools are Iowa, Wichita State, and North Texas because of the relationship with the coaches.
One thing Dickerson doesn't want to do is to drag out the recruiting process. After attending three different high schools, a year at prep school, and then eventually signing with Murray State and staying only for the summer term, he's ready to settle down.
"I've been a lot of different places, but I want to find one final spot in college and go there and just play. No more moving. I'm tired of moving around," he said. "I could of went to UTEP and sat out a year after leaving Murray State, but I felt it was best if I just went to a junior college and then found a place where I could come in and play right away next year."
Dickerson is eligible according to NCAA standards and would only have to spend one year at the junior college level and would have three years of eligibility left.