Garrett Dickerson added to his growing stack of offers today. The tight end from Ordell (N.J.) Bergen Catholic picked up another offer, this time from the Michigan Wolverines.
"Coach Mallory came to the school today and told me," said the 6-foot-4, 240-pound Dickerson. "It's a great school academically, which is a big deal to my family and me. It's a great football program and they've done very well since the very beginning. The Ohio State game was a great game and it came down to the fourth quarter. Both sides really wanted that game and it was crazy."
Dickerson seems to have a growing affection with the teams from the Big Ten. He has already visited and received an offer from Ohio State and Dickerson's older brother, Cameron Dickerson, plays at Northwestern.
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"I wouldn't say I favor the Big Ten over other conferences," said the younger Dickerson. "They definitely have schools with great academics and that's something I'm looking for."
This newest offer brings Dickerson's count to twelve offers. He already holds offers from schools like South Carolina, Rutgers, Pittsburgh, Stanford, Maryland and Vanderbilt and many more are showing serious interest.
"Alabama sends a lot of mail and I speak with the coaches at Vanderbilt, Penn State and Georgia a lot," Dickerson explained. "Michigan is even with everyone else. I'm not trying to vote any school out at this point. Once I get out and start making some more visits this offseason and this coming year I'll start to put the schools in order."
Now that a contact period has just begun, Dickerson says a few coaches have come by his school.
"None have visited my house," he said. "Coach Heffner from Northwestern was here earlier in the week. Coach Mallory from Michigan and Coach Coombs from Ohio State were here today. A lot of coaches are coming in."
Where will Dickerson be visiting next?
"I really have no idea about my next visit," said Dickerson. "It probably won't happen until late December or after the first of the year."
Does Dickerson have an idea about which school will offer him next?
"I really couldn't tell you," he laughed. "A lot of my offers have surprised me. I didn't know some teams were even interested in me so I couldn't even make a guess."
Dickerson and Bergen Catholic play Ramsey (N.J.) Don Bosco Prep in the New Jersey Non-Public, Group 4 semifinals on November 30th. The game is a rematch from earlier this season when Don Bosco won 20-17.