Will Dickerson Make it Back to U-M?

Michigan recently dropped in on Bergen Catholic (Oradell, N.J.) TE/DE Garrett Dickerson, thus signifying its ongoing interest. That said, there has been a change in his place on the Wolverines' list. Has that affected their standing in his top five?

Garrett Dickerson’s recruitment had seemingly come into focus last month.  The four-star TE/DE narrowed his list to a final five of Stanford, Alabama, Northwestern, Ohio State, and Michigan and began thinking about visits.  Since then, however, the Wolverines have picked up commitments at both tight end and defensive end.  That begs the question, is he now reconsidering the Maize & Blue’s place.

“They are still alive and well on my list,” Dickerson insisted. “I really enjoyed myself on my visit. I just felt at home there and I really feel like I can fit into their system.”

Initially Dickerson was interested in learning more about Michigan’s offensive scheme since he was being recruited as a tight end.  Recently, though, his positional focus in Ann Arbor changed.

“(They’re recruiting me) for defensive end,” Dickerson stated.  “Coach Mattison was here last week.”

The Garden State star now hopes to get an even better idea of what that means by making a return trip to Ann Arbor.  The only question is when will he be able to get back?

“I hope to get out there this summer or during the season,” he said.  “(My questions concern) mainly their timeline and when they could see me possibly playing. Other than that just want to spend more time with the players and get to interact with them.”

Dickerson’s decision timeline could be an issue for Michigan due to the limited space in its 2014 class, but he is committed to moving at his own pace.  Furthermore, his top five schools all remain on even footing.  Not even Northwestern – the school at which his brother plays – can claim the spot atop his leaderboard.

“Playing with my brother would be great, but I also want to do my own thing,” Dickerson explained.  “I really don’t know at this point (which way I want to go). Both are appealing.”

“I don't have any favorite (among the top five). I have not made any plans yet to visit other schools. I'd like to take some official visits. (A decision won’t come) probably not till after the season.”


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