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Golden Hurricane Signs JUCO Running Back

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Trinity Valley Community College running back Tavarreon Dickerson has enrolled at The University of Tulsa and began classes today, announced Head Football Coach Bill Blankenship. Dickerson will have three years of eligibility with the Golden Hurricane.

Dickerson, a 5'9", 185-pound running back from Arlington, Texas, rushed for 555 yards on only 65 carries for an 8.5 average per carry in 2013 at Trinity Valley CC, ranked No. 5 in the final NJCAA poll. He only had 5.4 rushing attempts per game at TVCC. Dickerson's best games in 2013 came against Coffeyville CC when he rushed for 116 yards on four carries and in the Champs Heart of Texas Bowl as he gained 126 yards and one TD on seven carries against Mesa Community College.

Dickerson, who was a Rivals.com three-star recruit, signed with Utah State after his senior season at Arlington High School, enrolling at the school in January 2012. He later transferred to Trinity Valley Community College.

"It's exciting to have a playmaker from a highly-ranked junior college program join our team. The maturity that Tavarreon brings will be important in the running back competition this spring," said Blankenship. "Coach Peach at Arlington High School and Coach Smiley at Trinity Valley College speak so highly of Tavarreon and his ability as a running back, that I'm extremely excited to see the things they talk about when discussing him."

As a prep senior at Arlington High School, Dickerson rushed for 1,815 yards on 192 carries for a 9.5 average per carry with 24 touchdowns. He also had 11 receptions for 191 yards and two TDs. Dickerson earned second-team all Texas Class 5A accolades his senior season and was the District MVP. As a junior, Dickerson rushed for 1,584 yards and 21 touchdowns, while gaining 892 yards his sophomore campaign.

A three-year letterwinner, Dickerson finished his prep career as Arlington High School's all-time rushing leader with 4,400 yards and the school's record-holder for rushing touchdowns with 53 TDs.

Dickerson originally chose to attend Utah State over Pittsburgh, Indiana, Kansas and Tulsa.

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