Star WR recruit Tren'Davian Dickson files for release from Baylor

Star WR recruit Tren'Davian Dickson files for release from Baylor

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Star WR recruit Tren'Davian Dickson files for release from Baylor

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TrenDavian Dickson. (Photo: U.S. Army All-American Bowl)

TrenDavian Dickson. (Photo: U.S. Army All-American Bowl)

Reigning Gatorade Texas Football Player of the Year Tren’Davian Dickson, who graduated early from Navasota (Texas) to enroll at Baylor University in January, has filed for a release from a Bears program embroiled in controversy, according to 247Sports.

An investigation into a sexual assault scandal at the university led to the firing of football coach Art Briles and disciplinary measures against several administrators, leading to the recent departure of several JUCO transfers whom Dickson is trying to join at the exit door.

“Yes sir, I have filed for a release,” he told 247Sports. If Dickson is denied a release, he would have to transfer and sit out a full season in order to leave Baylor. “Maybe,” he added. “I don’t know. I need to talk with my parents about that first.”

Dickson was enrolled for the spring semester and took part in spring practice.

At least one of the two JUCO transfers who recently left the team — B.J. Autry and Jeremy Faulk — was granted a release, according to ESPN Central Texas reporter Paul Catalina.

Dickson’s 39 touchdown catches as a junior during Navasota’s unbeaten run to the 2014 Class 4A, Division I state championship set a single-season national prep record, and his 76 career touchdown receptions also set a new standard for Texas high school football.

RELATED: Navasota wide receiver Tren’Davian Dickson has an All-American mindset

Dickson originally committed to Texas before settling on Baylor, so there is speculation the Longhorns are among his potential destinations. Texas A&M also represents a strong possibility for the 6-foot-1, 170-pound four-star receiver, according to 247Sports.

A number of Class of 2016 players who were set to enroll in summer school declined to report and are seeking releases. Five of the six commits in the 2017 recruiting class also have decommitted, including star QB prospect Kellen Mond. The lone player who has stuck with his commitment thus far is Stafford (Texas) safety Jalen Pitre.

 

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