Northwestern received a commitment from 4-star defensive end Garrett Dickerson today on his official visit, giving the Wildcats another star commit in their 2014 class. Dickerson is listed as a TE/DE, and while it's unclear what position he'll play, he listed himself as a tight end in his tweet:
Here's his profile:
School: Bergen Catholic (NJ)
Other offers: Alabama, Arizona, Boston College, UConn, Florida State, Maryland, Michigan, NC State, Ohio State, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, South Carolina, Stanford, Syracuse, Tennessee, Toledo, Vanderbilt, Wisconsin
Profiles: 247, Scout, Rivals, ESPN
NU was in a battle with Michigan and Stanford for Dickerson. Stanford was his favorite, then Michigan, then NU. However, he eventually dropped Michigan, and for awhile now, NU has been considered the favorite. He also had offers from Ohio State and Alabama, but NU was his first offer.
(An in-depth look at Dickerson's commitment here.)
Dickerson is the brother of current NU wide receiver Cameron Dickerson, and was high school teammates with current safety Kyle Queiro and 2014 linebacker recruit Cameron Queiro. Given his ties to the program, Dickerson is very comfortable with the team and the coaches.
“I feel like they’re my coaches,” he told us. “I know just about all of them pretty well.”
Dickerson is the 13th commitment in NU's 2014 class. We'll be watching closely for the possible commitment of 4-star corner Parrker Westphal, who has NU in his top three and visited this weekend. Check back later for more, and be sure to visit and subscribe to 247 Sports.