Rutgers Charting Bergen Catholic Athlete

Rutgers receivers coach P.J. Fleck was at Bergen Catholic (Oradell, N.J.) last week, but it wasn't only to see Tanner McEvoy. This receiver says he is getting strong interest from the Scarlet Knights, and will camp at Rutgers in June. The player already has a few BCS offers, and is hoping one is coming from the Scarlet Knights.

When Rutgers receivers coach P.J. Fleck was at Bergen Catholic (Oradell, N.J.) last week, it wasn't only to check in on Tanner McEvoy.

Another Crusaders receiver Rutgers is recruiting strongly is 6-foot-2, 200-pound Cameron Dickerson, who holds offers from Indiana, Vanderbilt and Harvard, and is getting recruited by Northwestern and Rutgers.

"I hear from Rutgers quite a bit,'' Dickerson said. "I talk to coach Fleck, the receivers coach, and we (communicate) just about every day. Coach Fleck told me that they were very interested. He told me he thinks I'm the type of player that they need. I don't know what the future holds, but I think they're very interested.''

Dickerson does not have an offer from Rutgers yet, but that could change when Bergen Catholic participates in the 7-on-7 shootout at Rutgers on June 26. That is when the Scarlet Knights staff will get an in-person look at Dickerson.

During the spring, Dickerson attended practices at Duke, Harvard and Rutgers, and he gave an impression of what he saw with the Scarlet Knights.

"I just got a feel for coach Fleck, and what kind of coach he is,'' Dickerson said. "He's a very passionate, very upbeat guy, and I really like that.

"I love coach Fleck as a coach, and an opportunity to play for him definitely would be hard to turn down, in my mind.''

Another program recruiting Dickerson hard is Northwestern, which visited the school last week.

"I get emails, phone calls,'' he said. "One of the coaches came up the other day, and a couple of the coaches are coming back next week.''

Other than Rutgers, Dickerson said he is unsure which camps he will attend in the summer. He is also formulating a plan for which schools to visit, but three are on his mind.

"I know I want to get to Vanderbilt, out to Indiana, and I'm hoping to get a Northwestern offer, too, and head out there,'' Dickerson said. "I definitely want to go see those three schools. My parents have always stressed academics, and going to a good school is part of my decision because at one point, football will end.

"So we're definitely looking at a school with high-level academics, but we're also looking for a high level of football. We're just trying to find the school that has that perfect balance, and also feels right for me.''

But how does on turn down the opportunity for a Harvard education?

"I ask myself that question a lot,'' Dickerson said. "It would definitely be a tough decision to turn down probably the greatest education in the world, but I don't know. The only thing I guess you could say goes against Harvard is they don't play the highest level of football up there.

"The Ivy League, even though it is getting stronger every year, it's still not Big Ten football, or SEC football.''


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