Alabama has beefed up its offensive line for the 2019 season by adding Landon Dickerson, a graduate transfer from Florida State.
Dickerson was a top-50 national prospect in the 2016 signing class out of Hickory, North Carolina, and quickly made history with the Seminoles. In the second game of the 2016 season against Charleston Southern, Dickerson got the start at right guard, becoming the first FSU true freshman offensive lineman to start since Jamie Dukes in 1982.
The 6-foot-6, 308-pounder wound up starting seven games as a freshman before suffering a torn ACL, which served as the first of three season-ending injuries Dickerson would endure in Tallahassee. He started the first four games in 2017 and started against Virginia Tech and Louisville last season, when he was able to redshirt.
Dickerson is a redshirt junior with two years of eligibility remaining.
Alabama held its first preseason practice Friday afternoon, but there were no interview opportunities. Redshirt junior tight end Miller Forristall and junior defensive lineman LaBryan Ray were not spotted during the portion of practice open to the media, with AL.com having reported this week that they were recovering from injuries sustained earlier this summer.
Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban has a news conference scheduled for this morning, and Fan Day festivities are set for this afternoon inside Bryant-Denny Stadium.
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