Top 2014 tight end Garrett Dickerson is continuing to see his recruitment pick up. He remains at nine offers, but the Oradell (N.J.) Bergen Catholic prospect has many other programs moving in.
"I'm still at nine offers, but the other day I got a lot of mail from Oregon, Michigan State, Michigan, Georgia, Tennessee, Auburn and Alabama," he said. "They are all telling me that they are watching me and want to get to know me more as the recruiting process goes on."
Dickerson only visited two schools this summer, Boston College and Rutgers, both for team events. So, are other trips coming?
"I don't know," he said. "I'd probably try to get to some, but we have so many games. If we have a bye week that works, I'll go somewhere."
Though Dickerson claims no favorites, he made it clear the potential to join his brother Cameron at Northwestern is an intriguing prospect.
"It's good, I'd like to play with my brother again, that is a perk to be up there," he said. "But, that doesn't factor into things too much."
Dickerson discussed what he will be looking for when he does have the time to take a few visits.
"I definitely want a school to provide me with a great education," he said. "My parents emphasize that football has to come to an end sometime. I'm looking for a school that will combine a great education and great athletics. I'm probably looking at studying business. Distance is not a problem for me either, I'll go anywhere."
In the season opening win on Friday, Dickerson helped Bergen Catholic to a 59-21 victory over St. Anthony's of Long Island.
"I had a sack and about six tackles, a fumble recovery and a catch,"
he said. "I'm really excited about the season. I'm really happy it's finally started. We had a lot of work this summer and I definitely think I've improved. It's still early, but I think I've taken on more of a leadership role with the team."