Omaha Westside’s Avante Dickerson continued his impressive run of scholarship offers Friday when he received one from Nebraska.
“It’s amazing to get an offer from your home-state school,” said Dickerson, a prospect in the 2021 class. “The coaches are amazing there, and I love the atmosphere.”
The 6-foot-1, 170-pound defensive back, kick returner and running back, previously received scholarship offers from Minnesota, Iowa State and South Dakota State. He took two game-day visits to Nebraska, one to Iowa and one to Iowa State last fall.
Wisconsin, Notre Dame, Kansas State and LSU have shown interest in recent weeks.
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Dickerson said he plans to attend Nebraska’s Friday Night Lights camp again this summer, and he’ll try to get to Notre Dame.
Dickerson was a first-team All-Class A selection as a defensive back, the only sophomore to earn that honor this season. Dickerson has said previously he isn’t too concerned with what position he’ll play in college.
“Coaches see me as a speed guy with length, so right now they are recruiting me as an athlete,” he said last month.
Dickerson is the No. 1 player in the NebHSRecruiting player rankings for the 2021 class. He has gained roughly 20 pounds in a year and had an impressive camp season last summer, running a 4.37-second 40-yard at a camp in Missouri last June.
Dickerson is the second in-state recruit Nebraska has offered in the 2021 class. Elkhorn South lineman Teddy Prochazka received an offer in the fall. Nebraska also has offers out to to two in-state prospects for 2020 — Omaha Burke’s Xavier Watts and Bellevue West’s Zavier Betts — after signing five from the state in 2019.
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Clockwise from top left: Garrett Snodgrass, York; Chris Hickman, Omaha Burke; Nick Henrich, Omaha Burke; Ethan Piper, Norfolk Catholic; Max Duggan, Council Bluffs Lewis Central; Garrett Nelson, Scottsbluff.
From left: Moses Bryant, Elkhorn South; Zach Schlager, McCook; Bryson Williams, Lincoln Southeast; Masry Mapieu, York; Cameron Jurgens, Beatrice; Trevor Downing, Creston (Iowa).
From left: Noah Vedral, Wahoo Neumann; Tyler Ciurej, Bellevue West; Austin Allen, Aurora; Brett Kitrell, Ashland-Greenwood; Patrick Arnold, Gretna; Jaylin Bradley, Bellevue West.
From left: Jared Bubak, Lincoln Christian; Gavin Rush, Aurora; Ben Stille, Ashland-Greenwood; Jacob Matthew, Millard North; Noah Fant, Omaha South; Nick Lenners, Lincoln Southwest.
From left: Adam Holtorf, Seward; Tanner Borchardt, Gothenburg; C.J. Johnson, Bellevue West; Calvin Strong, Omaha North; Michael Decker, Omaha North; DaiShon Neal, Omaha Central.
From left: Jerald Foster, Lincoln Southeast; Luke Gifford, Lincoln Southeast; Mick Stoltenberg, Gretna; Harrison Phillips, Millard West; Easton Stick, Omaha Creighton Prep; Trey Carr, Omaha Burke.
Casey Sayles, Omaha North (left) and Nick DeLuca, Millard North. Not pictured: Josh Banderas, Lincoln Southwest; Nathan Bazata, Howells-Dodge; Christian LaCouture, Lincoln Southwest; Mike Minter Jr., Lincoln North Star; Jake Schlager, McCook.
Top from left: Tavarius Bender, Lincoln Southwest; Mike Shoff, Cambridge; Sam Cotton, Lincoln Southeast. Bottom from left: Jake Schany, Blair; Drew Ott, Giltner; Michael Malloy, Sioux City Heelan.
Clockwise from top left: Ryne Reeves, Crete; Daniel Davie, Beatrice; Zach Sterup, Hastings St. Cecillia; Quentin Urban, Millard South; Cole Fisher, Millard North; Ted Lampkin, Omaha Central.
From left: Matt Hoch, Harlan; Tyler Evans, Waverly; Ronald Coleman Jr., Omaha North; Antaries Daniels, Omaha Northwest; Andrew Rodriguez, Aurora; Brandon Scherff, Denison-Schleswig.
Standing from left: Jon Lechner, Omaha Creighton Prep; Brandon Wegher, Sioux City Heelan; Tyrone Sellers, McCook; Cole Pensick, Lincoln Northeast. Kneeling from left: Vondrae Tostenson, Millard South; C.J. Zimmerer, Omaha Gross.
From left: Dan Hoch, Harlan; Collins Okafor, Omaha Westside; Baker Steinkuhler, Lincoln Southwest; Sean Fisher, Millard North; John Levorson, Crete; Trevor Robinson, Elkhorn.
Clockwise from top left: Kyle Dooley, Papillion-La Vista; Harland Gunn, Omaha Central; Noah Keller, Kearney; Phillip Bates, Omaha North; Niles Paul, Omaha North; Jared Crick, Cozad.