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2014 DE/TE nearing double digits

Garrett Dickerson of Oradell (N.J.) Bergen Catholic has the versatility that will likely make him one of the top recruits in the region next year. Already up to nine offers, Dickerson is being recruited as both a tight end and defensive end by many of the top programs in the country.
"Recruiting is good. I'm up to nine offers now," said Dickerson, who is 6-foot-4 and 240-pounds. "It feels good. People know about me already and I'm only going into my junior season."
Dickerson already had offers from Northwestern, Ohio State, Syracuse, Maryland, Rutgers, Connecticut and Toledo, and then added his two most recent from Boston College and Stanford.
As of right now, schools are recruiting Dickerson for both sides of the ball.
"It's pretty even actually," he said. "Some are for tight end and some are for defensive end. Then there are a few that don't know which position they want me to play yet."
Dickerson was asked if he had a preference as to the position he would like to play at the next level.
"I'm 50/50 on that right now," he said.
Already with nine offers, Dickerson is very likely to add to that total in the coming months.
"Alabama has been showing serious interest, and Georgia, Oregon and Michigan are just a few more that come to mind," said Dickerson, who does not have any specific plans yet to attend any games this fall.
When it comes to camps, Dickerson traveled to Boston College with his team.
"It went well considering when I went up there they offered me," he said. "It was very good."
A great deal is expected from Bergen Catholic this fall, and Dickerson is ready for the pressure.
"We're working really hard at practice," said Dickerson. "Everyone is looking really good and it's still early. I have gotten much stronger and faster. Offensively I've worked on running my routes and my blocking techniques. Defensively my hand fighting has been what I've been working on."