NU Recruiting Another Dickerson

Northwestern head coach Pat Fitzgerald is recruiting a familiar name. Garrett Dickerson, younger brother of NU receiver Cam Dickerson, holds an offer from the Wildcats and is interested. He discusses his upcoming campus visit and more in this update.

Bergen Catholic (NJ) defensive end Garrett Dickerson first met Pat Fitzgerald as his brother, Cam, now a freshman receiver at Northwestern, was being recruited. Now, NU's head coach is recruiting the younger Dickerson.

Dickerson, a 6-foot-3, 225-pound defensive end, received an offer from Northwestern in February; his first offer. He was excited to have the NU coaches recruiting him this time.

"I'm so used to hearing (Northwestern coaches) talk about Cam, it is a different thing for them to call and want to talk to me," said Dickerson.

The offer from Northwestern came as a pleasant surprise for Dickerson, but also a nice reward.

"I'm just happy that all my hard work is paying off and I'm happy someone saw the upside that I have," the sophomore, Dickerson, said. "I'm going to get bigger, stronger, faster and everything. I'm glad Northwestern took a chance and said they were interested in me, and believe I have greatter things to come."

When the Northwestern offer came in, Garrett received a strong recruiting push from his brother.

"Cam was really excited for me, but now, he really wants me to go there," Garrett said. "He's pushing Northwestern."

Dickerson has yet to visit Northwestern's campus, but that will change in April when he visits for the spring game. Garrett is attending to watch brother Cam play, but will also tour campus, and hopes to meet with NU coaches.

Garrett has the advantage of visiting Evanston with his parents, who have already had a son be recruited by Northwestern.

"They know the (Northwestern) people, the coaches, and the atmosphere that I would be in if I would go to Northwestern. They're handling it pretty well, they know what to expect. They're not going to be shocked by anything from Northwestern."

The 2014 prospect is high on Northwestern, but still has a long way to go with his recruitment, and isn't going to rush anything.

"I'm really just taking my time," Dickerson said. "I have another two years, I'm taking my time with things. I'm thinking about my team first, rather than what's happening with recruiting. That's really what matter first."

Early into his recruitment, Garrett likes what Northwestern has to offer. He'll be able to take in the atmosphere in April.

"As of right now, they're definitely in consideration," he said. "I definitely like it up there. It seems like a nice place, good people, and I'd definitely put it in considerations."

Chris Emma has covered recruiting, college football, college basketball and college baseball for Fox Sports & since 2009. He served as a writer for Big Red Report, covering Nebraska athletics, and is now the Publisher of, covering the Northwestern Wildcats.
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