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Football: Dicks III's star keeps rising with invite to The Opening Finals
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Lambert junior defensive back Ken Dicks’ recruitment has exploded since he posted the highest score at The Opening skills camp May 7. - photo by Micah Green

Kenneth Dicks III's huge offseason has gotten even bigger. 

The Lambert rising senior cornerback saw his recruiting stock shoot up after a stellar performance at The Opening skills camp in Charlotte on May 7, when he posted a rating measuring his speed, agility and strength that was the second-best in the country. He ran a 4.51-second 40-yard dash and recorded a 41.4-inch vertical leap.

Dicks was garnering Division I offers before that day, but the prestige of his offers has risen since, with numerous Power 5 schools calling. He now has a chance to become an even bigger name: Dicks was one of 166 athletes in the country invited to The Opening Finals, which will be held at Nike's headquarters in Beaverton, Ore. from June 28 to July 3. 


The 6-foot, 200-pound Dicks is currently rated as a three-star recruit on 247sports and Rivals. His most recent offer came from Temple on May 22, and he received offers from Duke, Minnesota, West Virginia, East Carolina and Vanderbilt the week prior.