Dickerson excited to see Notre Dame

Defensive lineman Matt Dickerson of San Mateo (Calif.) Junipero Serra talks about when exactly he plans to visit Notre Dame before the start of his senior year and when a final decision could come.

Defensive lineman Matt Dickerson of San Mateo (Calif.) Junipero Serra has seen his stock on the recruiting scene take off this spring and summer. Dickerson went from zero offers to close to 20 in a matter of a couple of months. Notre Dame offered Dickerson in late May, an offer that the 6-foot-5, 275-pound lineman said he was 'thrilled' to receive. Now, before he heads into his senior season in a couple of months, Dickerson has plans to visit the Irish.

"I'm going to visit Notre Dame either the first or second week in August," Dickerson said. "I am visiting Arkansas either before or after Notre Dame for a week because I have so much family down there. I'm also visiting USC and UCLA the last week in July."

"I'm really excited to visit Notre Dame," Dickerson added. "I have really high expectations for that visit. Notre Dame is so great academically and they have such good coaches."

Dickerson said coaches likes his non-stop motor, approach to the game, and versatility.

"I'm not exactly sure yet, but I plan on finding out during my visit," Dickerson said on if the Irish have specific plans in store for playing him inside or outside. "I don't really have a preference. For high school, I mostly play tackle and then I'll go on the outside and rush on 3rd down."

Dickerson responded that "for the most part," the schools that are in contention to land him are Arkansas, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Oregon, UCLA, USC and Washington (a school he has visited twice this summer).

"I'm not going to make a decision on official visits or my favorite schools until I visit the schools I need to this summer," Dickerson said. "I still want to visit Oregon and Nebraska, so if things go through my senior season, I'm not going to rush anything. And, if there's a couple schools that I really like after the summer, I might make return official visits to see them."

Dickerson is a three-star prospect and is ranked as the No. 38 defensive end in the class of 2014.

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