Matt Dicken, RB, 5-11, 180, 4.4, Lower Cape May Regional HS
Matt Dicken verballed to Villanova this weekend. Dicken was among nine of eleven players who visited Villanova and decided to verbal. Among the players who verballed to Villanova were two lineman who had received interest from Rutgers, Mike Costanzo & Alexander Suder.
Dicken, a record setting running back from Lower Cape May High School, had attracted attention from a number of division one schools including Syracuse, Rutgers, Penn State, Wisconsin and Notre Dame. Several Div 1A schools indicated that they they were a scholarship or two short of offering which prompted Dicken to accept the offer from the Wildcats.
Matt had a great visit to the Villanova campus and considers himself a solid verbal for the Wildcats even if other late offers should come. He was especially impressed with the way that Andy Talley stayed with him from the beginning.
Coach Melvin for the Scarlet Knights had reportedly been pressing Coach Schiano to offer but apparently the recent verbal of Justise Hairston caused Rutgers to back off.
Dicken ran for a phenomenal 4000+ yards during his career and will undoubtedly see time early at Villanova.
Matt's complete stats to date:
TD's- Rush/rec 14/0 40/4
Rushing 1624 4145
Carries 186 545
Avg. 8.7 7.6
Receiving- rec./yds 0/0 32/736
Avg. 0 23.7
K return -ret/yds 7/142 36/843
Avg. 19.7 23.4
P return-ret/yds 3/58 4/79
Avg. 19.3 19.7
Defense-(saw limited time in 7 games)
Tackles/t. for loss 57/5 not avail.
Sacks 2 "
Int. 1 "
Broken plays 6 "
Fumble recoveries 2 4(approx.)
Forced fumbles 1 not avail.
*Through first 9 games
Mike Fasano: MikeFasano@comcast.net