Four-star junior big man Noah Dickerson made his first big decision last month.
The No. 43 player in the class of 2015 chose to leave his Atlanta home for powerhouse Montverde (Fla.) Academy in hopes of furthering his development. It took a while for him to become eligible, but he received the good news just a couple days ago that he'll be start helping Kevin Boyle's squad going forward.
"We're actually in New Jersey right now for a tournament,' Dickerson told Rivals.com over the weekend. "I just got eligible the other day. I played for the first time on Saturday and Coach said I'll start getting more playing time."
Despite transferring and not playing for over a month, the 6-foot-8 wide bodied post player's recruitment continues to include some of the top basketball programs in the country.
"I've mostly been talking to Duke, Ohio State, Georgetown, Virginia, Michigan, Alabama, Xavier and a few others," Dickerson said.
Duke is one of the more recent schools to enter into the mix for Dickerson.
"Duke started recruiting me during August and September last year. They saw me a lot during EYBL and started calling me. They haven't offered yet," Dickerson said. "I'd have a lot of interest if Duke offers. I've been a Duke fan even before I started playing basketball."
Georgetown always gets mentioned prominently in Dickerson's recruitment. One of the best players to ever play at Georgetown is a close friend of the four-star prospect.
"I like Georgetown a lot," Dickerson said. "I'm actually really, really good friends with Dikembe Mutombo and he got them to start recruiting me. They have always done a good job developing big guys and forwards."
Like Georgetown, Ohio State is receiving help from somebody close to Dickerson.
"[Ohio State signee] D'Angelo Russell is actually my roommate here at Montverde," said Dickerson. "I like Ohio State. They also develop big guys really well. I know if I go there I will get better and I'll get to play with another great guard."
Virginia signed Isaiah Wilkins from Dickerson's summer program the Georgia Stars and in the process of recruiting him, they began courting Dickerson in hopes of him joining Wilkins in Charlottesville in a couple years.
"Virginia's coaches are great," Dickerson said. "They too develop their big guys. If I go to Virginia, I'll get to play a lot right from the beginning. I also like the area the school is in. I'm a big history guy and Virginia is a big history school."
After the season ends, Dickerson said that he would like to visit Georgetown, Ohio State, Florida, Duke, Michigan, and Virginia. For now, he's continuing to adjust to his new surroundings and says that he has no plans to make a commitment until he gathers more information in the visitation process.
Dan McDonald is a contributing national basketball recruiting analyst for Rivals.com. You can click here to follow him on Twitter.
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