Former Texas high school standout wide receiver Tren’Davian Dickson has had a busy summer and early fall, and he hasn’t taken a snap in a game for a college program.
Joseph Duarte of the Houston Chronicle reported Tuesday night that Dickson was “no longer with” the University of Houston program. At the moment, there are no details of the situation available and no explanation was given for his exit.
The last time anyone saw the speedy receiver on the field was when he caught six passes for 161 yards and two touchdowns for his high school team, the Navasota Rattlers, in the third round of the Texas high school football playoffs on Nov. 27, 2015.
Since then, he has enrolled in two Texas universities and left two Texas universities. He has participated in one set of spring practices and played in no games. It is unclear when he will be eligible to take the field in an NCAA contest.
Here’s a quick timeline of Dickson’s 2016 rollercoaster:
- January — As a 4-star prospect in 2015, he enrolls early at Baylor University as the No. 14 wide receiver recruit in the country and the No. 16 player in the state of Texas.
- February - April — Dickson participates in Baylor’s spring practices.
- May — The Baylor sexual assault scandal had been simmering for quite some time but then it explodes nationally.
- June — Dickson becomes one of the first Baylor players to transfer in the wake of the scandal. He chooses Houston over Oregon.
- August — He officially joins the Houston program. UH files a waiver request to allow Dickson to play immediately. The Cougars are still waiting for an answer from the NCAA...
- September — Dickson unexpectedly leaves Houston.
There’s no telling where Dickson might land, or when. His 2016 season with an FBS program is definitely done. I’m not sure if he could land at a junior college at this point in the calendar, but certainly in the next natural enrollment period (January 2017) we will see his name on a roster somewhere.
If we’re really lucky, we could see him on an upcoming season of Last Chance U playing at Scooba Tech (Eastern Mississippi Community College).
He was a coveted recruit and he certainly had/has the potential to be good player play if and when he suits up on Saturday. He set a national high school record with 39 touchdowns receptions in 2014, his junior year at Navasota.
We’ll obviously await any news with eager interest. Until we hear more, he tweeted the message below when he left Baylor. It appears there are more twists and turns on God’s path than he knew at the time: