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Minnesota Football Recruiting: Four-star CB Avante Dickerson commits to the Gophers

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Great news for Minnesota and some not so good news for Nebraska

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Well, I would say head coach P.J. Fleck and co. are on a roll, earning their second verbal commitment of the day with cornerback Avante Dickerson grabbing an oar. He is the second four-star cornerback to commit to the Minnesota Golden Gophers in the last week, and represents a significant recruiting coup for Fleck considering Dickerson is in Nebraska head coach Scott Frost’s backyard and is highly coveted by the Huskers coaching staff.

If he signs with Minnesota in December, Dickerson would be the second-highest recruit to sign with the Gophers in the internet recruiting era, behind only Jeff Jones.

Get to know Avante Dickerson

Height: 6’0”
Weight: 165

Power 5 Scholarship Offers: Arkansas, Baylor, Boston College, Duke, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, LSU, Michigan, Nebraska, Ohio State, Ole Miss, Oregon, Penn State, Rutgers, Tennessee, Texas, Texas A&M, USC, and Virginia

247 Sports Composite Rating: .9609

247 Sports Scouting Report

Lanky, slender corner with short area acceleration and top end speed with ability to quickly recover. Does good job keeping plays in front of him. Smooth backpedal and gets in and out of his breaks. Good ball skills with ability to read quarterback eyes, break on ball and jump routes. Doesn’t get grabby but plays with technique. Adequate tackler, needs to add weight and continue to get stronger for next level. Projects as multi-year Power 5 starter and second-day NFL draft selection.

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