Dorin Dickerson: Pa. Athlete Favors Michigan

Michigan has made a home for itself recruiting-wise in Pennsylvania over the years. <br><br>Another top athlete is a life-long Wolverine fan, and has <b>Michigan on top</b>. Is there an offer on the table? <br>

"I play running back, wide-receiver, cornerback and free-safety," Dorin Dickerson said. "I'd prefer to play running back in college." As a junior, Dickerson rushed for 1065-yards on 133 carries. He snagged 25 receptions for an additional 517-yards and had 21 touchdowns total during a season where West Allegheny High School in Imperial, Pa., went 11-1, losing a 23-22 heartbreaker to West Mifflin in the state semi-finals. "I also had 38 tackles and three interceptions," Dickerson said.

Recruiting is already heating up for the Pennsylvania talent. Dickerson reports offers from Boston College, Pittsburgh, North Carolina and Michigan. "I spoke with Coach (Lloyd) Carr and he said I had a scholarship at Michigan if I wanted it," Dickerson said. "I grew up a Michigan fan and right now I'd have to say they are on top, along with Pitt."

The 6-foot-1, 200-pound Dickerson said Michigan quarterbacks coach Scot Loeffler is recruiting him, and the two have struck up a good relationship. "He's a great guy, I love him," he said. However, Dickerson will not be attending this weekend's Junior Day in Ann Arbor. "We're still playing basketball so I'm concentrating on that right now," he said. On Monday, West Allegheny hoops won its first-round playoff game against Ambridge High School 65-61. Dickerson said he plays forward for the Indians.

Dickerson said he's in no hurry to make a final decision, and will attend the MSL Combine at West Virginia, as well as the Nike Camp at Penn State. He said he wasn't sure if he'll attend any school camps. He was in San Antonio for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Junior Combine, and said he ran a 4.5 in the 40 to go along with a 40-inch vertical jump. He reports a 2.8 grade-point-average and said he would like to major in sports management.

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