Notre Dame football recruiting: DL Dickerson commits to Irish
For the second consecutive day, the Notre Dame coaching staff has secured a verbal commitment to its 2014 recruiting class.
Defensive lineman Matt Dickerson, a 6-foot-5, 275-pound prospect from San Mateo, Calif., offered his pledge to Irish head coach Brian Kelly while visiting campus Saturday. Dickerson confirmed the news with the Tribune via text message.
Dickerson began his two-day unofficial visit on Friday, the same day the Irish received a verbal commitment from linebacker Richard Yeargin III.
A three-star prospect, Dickerson brings versatility to play multiple positions along the defensive line including nose guard. Rivals ranks Dickerson as the No. 17 strongside defensive end in the country. 247Sports slates him as the No. 66 defensive tackle.
Dickerson's list of offers show he was valued on the West Coast. Nine Pac-12 programs had offered Dickerson, including USC, UCLA and Oregon.
Dickerson becomes the 17th commitment to Notre Dame's 2014 recruiting class and the seventh in the defensive front seven.
Watch highlights of Notre Dame's newest commit here. An updated story with quotes will be coming later.