Making a Move on Dickerson

It has been a hot topic of debate for several months on the FOS message boards: Why haven’t the Nittany Lions offered Dorin Dickerson?

He is one of the top five players in the state and a likely Scout.com Top 100 member. So why haven’t the Nittany Lions offered?

Penn State fans can now rest easy, because the Lions have finally offered Dorin Dickerson, the standout receiver from Imperial (Pa.) West Allegheny. The 6-foot-2, 205-pounder has been collecting offers left and right, and a little over a week and a half ago Dickerson gained his offer from the Nittany Lions.

“It’s definitely a school that I want to check out, I’ll see what they have to offer,” Dickerson said. “I like the coaching staff at Penn State.”

Dickerson's uncle, Ron Dickerson, is a former assistant coach with the Nittany Lions. His cousin, Ron Dickerson Jr., starred at State College High before heading on to Arkansas and ultimately the NFL. Ron Jr. is now an assistant coach at Louisana-Monroe.

Penn State is not alone in its quest to land Dorin Dickerson as he picked up a handful of offers recently, and may add a few more by week’s end.

"Ohio State, Minnesota, Nebraska and Iowa have all offered me now," Dickerson said Tuesday. “USC and Florida both said they will watch my film tomorrow and then contact me."

Dickerson has now received offers from Penn State, Ohio State, Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota, West Virginia, Eastern Michigan, Rutgers, Wisconsin, LSU, Pittsburgh, Boston College, North Carolina, Connecticut, Michigan, Purdue and Akron.

In 2004, Dickerson ran for 1,065 yards and 13 touchdowns on 133 carries. He caught 26 passes for 517 yards and eight touchdowns. He was also West Allegheny’s leading tackler.

HONORS: First-team Associated Press All-State Class AAA, first-team All-Conference, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette All-WPIAL Class AAA, Tribune-Review All-WPIAL Class AAA, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette “Fabulous 22.”

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