Dickerson has high goals for junior season

Bergen Catholic (NJ) two-way standout Garrett Dickerson has a solid start on his recruitment; he currently holds eight scholarship offers. Dickerson is focused not on his recruitment, but rather helping his team to its lofty aspirations.

Not many rising juniors hold scholarship offers at this point. Bergen Catholic (NJ) product Garrett Dickerson already holds eight.

With a head start on his recruitment, Dickerson is solely focused on leading his team to its lofty sights.

"Our goal is to win the championship, to go 12-and-0," said Dickerson. "We have high expectations this year and we expect to meet them."

With that in mind, Dickerson and his Bergen Catholic teammates are using the summer to better themselves in hopes of achieving those goals.

"The whole team is working out," Dickerson said. "We've been practicing, getting ready for the season. Everybody is working very hard."

Thus far, Dickerson holds offers from Northwestern, Boston College, Connecticut, Maryland, Ohio State, Rutgers, Syracuse and Toledo, with heavy interest coming from Miami, Michigan and Michigan State.

Dickerson, whose brother, Cameron, is a redshirt freshman receiver with Northwestern, is on the Wildcats' recruiting radar, just as older brother was.

The two-way standout holds Northwestern in high regards, which runs in the family after his brother's college decision.

"Northwestern is a great place," Dickerson said. "They have great coaches, great people, great facilities, great academics. It's great all around. My parents are already sold on it. It's just a great place to be. I had a lot of fun when I went out there to visit. It's just a great place."

One of Dickerson's teammates, Kye Queiro, would agree with his assessment of Northwestern. The senior-to-be recently gave the Wildcats his verbal commitment.

"It's great that Kyle committed to Northwestern, that will be a great fit for him," Dickerson said of his teammate. "Northwestern is definitely a great school and what Bergen Catholic students would look for -- great academics and athletics. Northwestern is a great look for upcoming student-athletes."

Dickerson has high aspirations for himself and his team this season, and his recruitment will take care of itself.

"I'm focused on my team," he said, "our goals and what we want to do this season."

Chris Emma has covered recruiting, college athletics and professional baseball for FOX Sports Next since 2009. Emma covered the Nebraska Cornhuskers for Big Red Report, and currently covers the Northwestern Wildcats and Chicago Cubs. He currently resides on Chicago's north side.
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