Bruins Offer Bay Area D-End

San Mateo (Calif.) Serra defensive end Matt Dickerson was offered by UCLA last weekend...

San Mateo (Calif.) Serra defensive end Matt Dickerson (6-5, 270), is up to eight offers now, with a Pac-12 school and an SEC school the latest to offer.

"UCLA offered me last Friday and then (Wednesday) Arkansas offered me," said Dickerson.

The Bruins and Razorbacks joined a list that included Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, San Diego State, San Jose State and Washington.

"I've talked to a lot of schools and a lot are coming out in May to visit and see me practice," said Dickerson. "I've been talking with Cal a lot and there is a chance I'll visit in a week or two."

UCLA became the fourth Pac-12 school to offer Dickerson when they offered last week.

"Coach (Angus) McClure and I had been talking for about a week and then they offered," said Dickerson. "I'd been talking with them through Facebook, but the offer was kind of out of the blue. I'm going down there on Saturday for the Spring Game. I'm going to the school first on Saturday and the coaches are showing me around the school and then I'm going to see the Spring Game at the Rose Bowl. I'm definitely looking forward to visiting UCLA."

UCLA will be the fourth school he's visited this spring.

"I took a visit to Washington, San Jose State and Colorado," said Dickerson, who said he may also try to visit USC this weekend when in the Southland.

Colorado's coaching staff has been aware of Dickerson since he was a sophomore, when the majority of them were at San Jose State.

"I met one of the coaches in 10th grade because his son played AAU ball, and he knew about me and I was always on their profile, so when they got to Colorado, they offered me," said Dickerson.

Dickerson said he's pretty wide open in the early going.

"I don't have a favorite right now, I'm just trying to find the right fit and take as many unofficials as I can," said Dickerson.

Dickerson said most schools are recruiting him as a defensive end.

"Sometimes, one will say maybe a tackle like a 3-tech, but mostly all the schools have told me defensive end," said Dickerson.

Academically, Dickerson has a 3.1 and plans to take the SAT this spring.

He's also tentatively planning to attend the Oakland NFTC next month.

Brandon is in his ninth year with Scout.com and FOXSportsNext, currently as a National Recruiting Analyst and West Regional Manager. Prior to joining the Scout Recruiting Team, he was a team recruiting writer.  He's been covering recruiting for the Scout Network since 2003.
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