When Northwestern fans hear the name Dickerson, they immediately think of returning junior wide receiver Cameron Dickerson, who had some impressive impact plays during his sophomore year in 2013.
But there will be another Dickerson added to Northwestern's roster in 2014: Cameron's younger brother, Garrett.
Garrett, a 4-star, do-it-all athlete received a whopping 23 scholarship offers from programs like Ohio State, Michigan, Michigan State, Florida State, South Carolina, Stanford and Georgia Tech. But he chose Northwestern, thanks in large part, we assume, to his brother.
Garrett is arguably one of the best recruits in the history of Northwestern football. His wide-raging skill set fits in beautifully with Pat Fitzgerald's offense, and you can expect to see Garrett on the field this fall in all sorts of formations.
Despite being mainly a defensive end and tight end in high school, Garrett will likely be part of the Wildcats' unconventional offensive backfield in 2014. Running, catching and, who knows, maybe even throwing a few footballs are all likely on his to-do list this season.
Maybe, just maybe, with the addition of a guy like Garrett Dickerson this year, Northwestern will be able to turn a few more of those close losses in 2013 into close wins in 2014.