Minnesota lands verbal commitment from 4-star CB, Top 100 prospect out of Omaha
Minnesota crept into another B1G West state to land one of the best prospects of the P.J. Fleck era.
On Friday, the Golden Gophers received a verbal commitment from four-star cornerback Avante Dickerson, a native of Omaha, Nebraska. He was expected to give his pledge to either Minnesota or Nebraska, and chose the Gophers to become the highest-rated prospect of the 2021 class.
Dickerson made his announcement via Twitter on Friday.
COMMITTED 〽️ pic.twitter.com/WlbQW73DGv
— AD #28 (@_dickerson1) April 17, 2020
According to 247Sports, Dickerson is a 6-foot, 165-pound defensive back who received over two dozen offers. He’s ranked as the No. 93 overall player in the 2021 recruiting cycle and is the No. 8 cornerback. He was the top prospect out of the state of Nebraska, as well.
There were many suitors for Dickerson, but he picked Minnesota over offers from Nebraska, Georgia, Iowa, LSU, Michigan, Ohio State, Oregon, Penn State, Texas A&M and USC, among many others.
Minnesota now has three four-star players committed to its 2021 class, and Dickerson is the second four-star defensive back to pledge. Earlier this week, the Gophers landed a commitment from Steven Ortiz out of Arizona, who is ranked No. 307 overall. The other four-star pledge in this year’s cycle is dual-threat quarterback Athan Kaliakmanis, who ranks as the No. 12 player at his position.
The Golden Gophers now own the No. 7 class nationally and sit No. 3 in the B1G.