Oct 27, 2012; Norman, OK, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish defensive end Kapron Lewis-Moore (89) celebrates a victory with fans against Oklahoma Sooners at Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. The Irish beat the Sooners 30-13. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Notre Dame Football Recruiting: Notre Dame Lands Dickerson

On Friday, Notre Dame landed a commitment from LB Richard Yeargin. Today, the Irish followed it up with a commitment from California Defensive Linemen Matt Dickerson. He represents the 17th commitment in the 2014 Notre Dame football recruiting class, which is dubbed “The Golden Army”.

Dickerson hails from San Mateo, California, a suburb of San Francisco. He checks in at 6’5″ 275 lbs. Recruiting services rank him consistently as a 3-star prospect. Dickerson had offers from Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Colorado State, Nebraska, Nevada, Oregon, San Diego State, San Jose State, UCLA, USC, Utah, Washington and Washington State.

Dickerson could fill the void that will be left by Louis Nix III. He is listed as a Defensive End or Tackle by most services. Currently, he is undersized to play the “0 technique” like Nix does. But, with his frame, he could develop into that type of player over time. However, with a 6’5″ frame, he could just as easily be an End similar to Stephon Tuitt. His versatility  is typical of Brian Kelly’s “Big Skill” recruiting tactics.

The commitment by Dickerson moves the Fighting Irish to 6th in the football recruiting rankings, just 2 points behind Alabama. Tennessee, Florida State, surprise Kentucky and Miami round out the Top 5.

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