Coach Mario Cristobal has added another excellent recruit to his 2021 class in four-star cornerback Avante Dickerson who committed to the Ducks on National Signing Day.
Dickerson was one of four top 50 ESPN recruits left on the board in February and joins an Oregon class that was ranked No. 6 before his commitment.
The 6-foot, 170-pound prospect was committed to the Minnesota Gophers as recently as Jan 24—where he was the program’s highest-ranked commit in program history—but after his decision to reopen his recruitment it came down to the Gophers, Scott Frost’s Nebraska, and the Ducks.
247’s Composite has Dickerson listed as the top Nebraska prospect and the 8th best at his position. He played at Westside High School in Omaha, Nebraska and could see immediate playing time next year at a position that is now missing Thomas Graham Jr. and Deommodore Lenoir - two long-time starters. Though he’ll also be competing with fellow 2021 cornerback commits four-star Jaylin Davies and three-star Darren Barkins.
Dickerson is the 23rd commit of the class and assures the Ducks that they will lead the PAC-12 in recruiting once again. Oregon’s 2021 class consists of 19 four-stars and four three-stars, and Cristobal says “there’s still a little bit of room.” Fingers crossed it’s for J.T. Tuimoloau, the Nation’s No. 2 strong-side defensive end and No. 3 overall player per the 247 Composite.
He also received offers from Ohio State, Georgia, Texas, Texas A&M, Michigan, LSU, USC and others. The Ducks are likely to remain at No. 6 nationally, which is ahead of No. 8 USC and well ahead of No. 28 Cal, No. 29 UCLA, No. 33 Utah and No. 35 (lol) washington.
Check out his highlights below.