July 2, 2010

Dickerson is eighth Wildcat commitment

Cameron Dickerson is a man of his word.




Just a day after denying that he had narrowed his college choice to a final four, he announced his commitment.




"I made my commitment to Northwestern last night," Dickerson said. "Me and my family talked about it and we felt like there was nothing left to wait for. It was the right place for me so I wanted to end the recruiting process and get focused on winning a state title."



Dickerson, who carries a 3.7 GPA at Oradell (N.J.) Bergen Catholic, had offers from Akron, Duke, Harvard, Indiana and Vanderbilt, but chose to become the eight Wildcat commitment for the Class of 2011.



"The academics were one of the biggest things for me," he said. "It is a great place to play football but the education I can get there was something that put it over the top."



According to Nunzio Campanile, his coach at Bergen Catholic, the 6-foot-3, 195-pound wide receiver should fit in very well with the Northwestern squad.



"He is a multi-talented kid," Campanile said. "He has great hands but is still big and powerful. He is such a hard worker and a tremendous athlete that he really could play on either side of the ball.



"He will be a tremendous addition to what their doing at Northwestern."



Dickerson, who has earned a two-star evaluation by Rivals.com, said he was excited to pull the trigger on this decision.



"It feels great, I loved everything about Northwestern," he said. "Once we went to visit and got to talk to the people and see what it was all about, I knew. I wanted to make sure and talk with my family but I am very excited about it."



His excitement is matched by pride with his coaches at Bergen Catholic.



"His work ethic and attitude make us, as coaches, very proud," Campanile said. "What they are getting as a student and an athlete is a wonderful get."



Dickerson, with his college decision behind him, can get ready for the 2010-11 football season with his teammates at Bergen Catholic where a state title is the expectation.



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