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Former Florida signee Noah Dickerson commits to Washington

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Four-star power forward Noah Dickerson’s trip through the recruiting process has been an interesting one, as the Monteverde Academy product first committed to Georgetown before deciding to reopen his recruitment. The 6-foot-8 Dickerson would then commit to and sign with Florida, only to see head coach Billy Donovan move on to the NBA.

The lone member of Florida’s recruiting class to decide not to head to Gainesville, Dickerson announced Thursday night that he’s decided to join Lorenzo Romar’s program at Washington. Dickerson announced the news via his Twitter account, and he joins a team that will be very young in 2015-16.

Dickerson is the seventh freshman in Washington’s Class of 2015 recruiting haul, with junior college transfer Malik Dime and Auburn transfer Matthew Atewe being the other additions. Atewe will have to sit out the 2015-16 season per NCAA transfer rules.

In the post Washington won’t have a player who’s played Division I basketball in its rotation next season. Dime played at Indian Hills CC, with freshmen Dickerson, Marquese Chriss and Devinir Duruisseau rounding out the group. Washington will have some experience at the three, with senior Quevyn Winters and sophomore Donaven Dorsey back, but those two and senior point guard Andrew Andrews are the only eligible scholarship players on the roster who played at the Division I level a season ago.

Dickerson has the size and talent needed to help the Huskies inside, and he’ll need to in what shapes up to be a very important year for the program.

Four-star 2015 power forward to visit Cal, Texas and Washington

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Montverde Academy (Florida) power forward Noah Dickerson is hoping the third time is the charm, as previous commitments to Georgetown and Florida have not panned out.

The 6-foot-8, four-star recruit will take visits to Cal, Texas and Washington, according to Chris Hummer of 24/7Sports.com. Adam Zagoria of SNY.tv reports that he could also visit LSU.

He asked for his release from Florida after Billy Donovan left for the NBA. He originally committed to Georgetown in May 2014, but reopened his recruitment less than two months later.

Dickerson told Hummer that Washington and Shaka Smart (when he was at VCU) had both previously recruited him. Cal head coach Cuonzo Martin had not. But Martin’s incoming recruiting class headlined by five-star wing Jaylen Brown and five-star power forward Ivan Rabb, has sparked Dickerson’s interest.

Dickerson says he’d like to make a decision in the next three weeks, in order to enroll in summer courses.

Where does Florida’s 2015 recruiting class currently stand?

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The biggest story on the recruiting trail for the last week has been what will happen to Florida’s talented, four-man recruiting class now that Mike White has taken over for Oklahoma City-bound Billy Donovan.

And it appears we have answers for three of the four.

On Wednesday morning, Russ Wood of Florida’s Rivals site reported that Kevarrius Hayes had met with Mike White and will honor his commitment to Florida. Hayes is a 6-foot-8 power forward from Live Oak, Florida, that is ranked the No. 149 recruit in the country, according to Rivals.

But as of now, Hayes appears to be the only recruit currently planning on staying with Florida. Noah Dickerson, a powerful, 6-foot-9 big man that played his high school ball at IMG Academy, asked for his release on Tuesday, according to ESPN. Talented shooting guard KeVaughn Allen has not officially asked for a release from his letter of intent yet, but all signs point towards Allen looking to attend a school other than Florida.

Dickerson is the No. 81 recruit in the country, per Rivals. Allen, a native of Little Rock, Arkansas, is the No. 67 player in the class.

That leaves 6-foot-7 small forward Keith Stone, the No. 94 player in the class. Stone is a Florida native that seemingly had his sights set on playing for the Gators. He is scheduled to meet with White at some point this week to discuss his future with the program.

Keeping Stone committed is a key for white, as his program is down five players from what they were expected to have as of the end of the 2014-15 season. Michael Frazier and Chris Walker both decided to enter the NBA Draft while Eli Carter opted to transfer.

There are still pieces on the roster, however. Kasey Hill is a former top ten that will be joined in the back court by promising sophomore Chris Chiozza. Throw in former five-star recruit Devin Robinson and quality veterans like Alex Murphy and Dorian Finney-Smith, and the Gators should still be relevant in the SEC.