Minnesota top-ranked commit of 2021 class, 4-star DB to delay signing
The highest-rated commit in Minnesota’s 2021 class is going to take a little more time to think about a final decision.
Wednesday morning, 4-star cornerback Avante Dickerson announced on Twitter that he will not be signing on the dotted line on the first day of the early Signing Period. The 6-foot, 170-pound defensive back is ranked as one of the Top 125 prospects in the country.
“I would like to announce that I will not be signing along with my teammates. I am simply not ready to make a final decision that will impact my future as a student athlete,” Dickerson wrote on Twitter. “I will be at the signing at Westside High School to support my teammates but not available for questions.”
I would like to announce that I will not be signing along with my teammates. I am simply not ready to make a final decision that will impact my future as a student athlete. I will be at the signing at Westside high school to support my teammates but not available for questions.
— AD #28 (@_dickerson1) December 16, 2020
Dickerson is a native of Omaha, Nebraska and has garnered plenty of attention on the recruiting trail. He’s received 24 offers and committed to Minnesota back in April. Plenty of B1G programs showed love to the cornerback, receiving offers from Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska, Ohio State and Penn State.
Outside of the B1G, Dickerson had major offers from Georgia, LSU, Oregon, Texas, Texas A&M and USC.
Per 247Sports, Dickerson ranks as the No. 121 player overall in the 2021 class and is the No. 1 prospect out of the state of Nebraska. He’s listed as the No. 8 cornerback in the cycle.
In the last two seasons on the field, Dickerson has been credited with 40 tackles, 20 pass break-ups, 2 forced fumbles, 2 fumble recoveries and 8 interceptions. With his commitment still up in the air, plenty of schools will make a push to land the 4-star CB.
Minnesota’s 2021 class currently ranks No. 8 in the B1G and 26th nationally.