Dickerson Waiting For Offer From OSU

West Allegheny (Pa.) Imperial wide receiver/running back Dorin Dickerson already has a solid list of scholarship offers. Ohio State has not offered at this point, but Dickerson hopes that will change in the near future. We caught up with Dickerson for the latest on his situation.

Dorin Dickerson, a wide receiver/running back from West Allegheny (Pa.) Imperial High School, already has a solid list of scholarship offers, and is waiting for an offer from Ohio State.

The 6-3, 208-pound Dickerson boasts offers from Akron, Connecticut, North Carolina, Boston College, Purdue, LSU, Michigan, Pitt, Wisconsin, and Rutgers.

Dickerson says Ohio State will be among his favorites if the Buckeyes step up with an offer.

"Yes, definitely," he said. "If they offered, they would definitely be in my top five."

When asked if he was expecting to receive an offer from OSU in the near future, Dickerson replied: "I would hope so. Yeah, that would be nice. That would be good."

Of the schools that have offered, Dickerson says he does not have a favorite.

"No, I'm all open right now, actually," he said.

As a junior in 2004, Dickerson had 1,065 rushing yards (7.7 yards per carry) and 13 touchdowns. He added 25 receptions for 517 yards (20.7 yards per reception) and eight touchdowns.

Defensively, from his outside linebacker position, he had 48 tackles and three interceptions.

Imperial finished the season 11-1 and qualified for the state playoffs.

College recruiters have told Dickerson he could play any of the three positions at the next level.

"Most people are looking at me as an ‘athlete' right now, so I don't really know where I am going to settle at in college," Dickerson said.

But if it was up to him, he knows what position he would play.

"Running back, probably," he said. "I would hope running back."

Dickerson has grown an inch and added 15 pounds of muscle since his junior season.

"I've hit the weights hard," he said. "I only weighed about 193 last year and I was 6-2."

Dickerson can consistently run the 40 in the low 4.6 range.

As for his strengths, Dickerson says, "I have good vision and can break tackles. I'm strong and I feel like I'm a smart football player."

For weaknesses, he says he needs to continue being a student of the game and learn as much as he can about the sport. He also knows he will need to work on route running if he plays wide receiver in college.

Dickerson does not plan on attending many football camps this spring and summer. In fact, he has only scheduled one.

"This spring, I'm going to the Nike Camp at Penn State," he said. "I'm not going to any school camps in the summer."

Dickerson is in no hurry to make a decision. He likely won't decide until after his senior season.

"Sometime in between the end of the season and signing day, I would like to make my decision during then," he said.

Ohio State quarterbacks coach Joe Daniels is recruiting Dickerson.

"I like Coach Daniels," he said. "We've talked a few times. He's a real down-to-earth, good guy."

Dickerson has not met or spoken with Ohio State head coach Jim Tressel. In fact, he hasn't even been to Columbus yet. But he plans on making an unofficial visit to OSU in the coming months.

"I'm going to visit Ohio State over the summer," he said. "I'm just going to go see the campus, walk around, see how it is. I'll probably take it with my parents. I've heard some good things and I just want to see what it's about."


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