Last weekend Garrett Dickerson visited two of the biggest rivals in all of sports, Michigan and Ohio State. The four-star junior from Oradell (N.J.) Bergen Catholic talked about his time in Ann Arbor and Columbus.
"Michigan was fun. I got a chance to meet with some of the coaches and players," said the 6-foot-4, 240-pound tight end. "We were on the field at the beginning of the game, right on the 50-yard line. I got a chance to tour some of the facilities and had a good time.
"Overall it was fun I had a great time. They were very welcoming, the campus is awesome and it seems like a great place to play. I was even pumped to play in the game," Dickerson laughed. "I talked a few coaches. I spoke to the tight ends coach (Dan Ferrigno), the offensive coordinator (Al Borges) and Coach (Curt) Mallory, my recruiting coach."
On Sunday, Dickerson made the three-hour trip south to see Ohio State.
"I met with a bunch of coaches," he said. "I met with one of the recruiting guys, Coach Urban (Meyer), Coach (Tim) Hinton and Coach (Ed) Warinner. I also got a tour around the campus."
Dickerson is not ranking teams just yet but how do these schools compare to the others now?
"This kind of gives Michigan and Ohio State the jump on everyone else because I've gotten out there to see them and I already know what I'm going to get from there," Dickerson explained. "So I can definitely give them the jump on everybody else only because I've been out there to visit and see what its like up there."
With visits to Rutgers, Boston College and Northwestern already under his belt, it sounds like Dickerson is looking for a northern school.
"I wouldn't say that, those are just the places we've been able to get out to," he said. "Location isn't a problem for me, I'm willing to go anywhere."
What school is next on Dickerson's itinerary?
"I really don't know where I'm going to visit next," said Dickerson. "I know we're going to do a lot in the spring and summer."