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Pitt offers Garrett Dickerson as tight end

11/1/2012

A member of the ESPN Watch List as a defensive end, junior Garrett Dickerson (Oradell, N.J./Bergen Catholic) is a good enough athlete that at least two teams plan on using him on offense.

Pittsburgh joined Ohio State on Wednesday as teams to offer Dickerson as a tight end. A few others like him as an athlete and will decide later where he fits best.

"I was very excited once I heard the news of Pitt offering me," Dickerson said. "I'm glad another program believes in my talents. I'm just really happy to see that teams are starting to see what I can do on the field."

Several teams already saw that with Dickerson. The 6-foot-4, 240-pound junior has 11 offers now with national programs such as Ohio State, Northwestern and Stanford among them.

Dickerson's older brother, Cameron, is a redshirt freshman at Northwestern.

Dickerson is focused on his junior season now as New Jersey playoffs begin next weekend, but he is interested in learning more about the Panthers.

"I don't know too much about the program but I know they compete with the best and play the best to show everyone how good they are, which is something I like," Dickerson said.