Sophomore Garrett Dickerson of Oradell (N.J.) Bergen Catholic recently finished off a successful season on the field. With the help of his older brother, who is currently on a BCS roster, Dickerson now hopes to take his recruiting process to another level in the coming months.
"Recruiting is going great," said Dickerson, who is 6-foot-3 and 230-pounds. "I'm talking to a lot of coaches and everything. Miami, Colorado, UConn and Boston College seem to have the most interest."
Dickerson did not take any visits during the fall because of his busy schedule but hopes to change that in the coming months.
"I'd like to visit the ones that I have the most interest in right now, like Miami and UConn, and others I previously stated," said Dickerson, who plans to attend some camps and combines this spring and summer but does not have anything finalized. "I'd also like to get out and see Stanford, Michigan and Notre Dame, along with others."
When Dickerson needs advice he can always turn to his brother, Cameron Dickerson, who is a wide receiver at Northwestern.
"From him I've gotten a first hand look at what college football is and because of that I now know what it takes to be a Division 1 football player," said Dickerson. "He tells me to stay focused and do everything 110% all the time."
Lining up at tight end and defensive end during his sophomore season, Dickerson finished with approximately 50 tackles and four sacks, plus two touchdown receptions on offense.
"I definitely have gotten much stronger from my freshman season and faster off the ball," said Dickerson. "Also my all-around understanding of the game has improved."