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Omaha Westside product Dickerson decommits from Minnesota, citing 'change of heart'

Omaha Westside product Dickerson decommits from Minnesota, citing 'change of heart'

Elkhorn South vs. Omaha Westside, 11.20

Omaha Westside's Avante Dickerson (right) intercepts a ball intended for Elkhorn South's Zachary Michener in the end zone on Nov. 20 during the Class A state championship game in Omaha.

Omaha Westside standout Avante Dickerson says he has had a "change of heart."

He's decommitted from Minnesota, he announced Sunday via Twitter.

He says he'll reveal where he plans to play college football on National Signing Day (Feb. 3). 

He thanked Minnesota head coach P.J. Fleck and the entire Gophers staff.

A 6-foot, 170-pound cornerback, Dickerson verbally pledged to Minnesota on April 17, 2020. At the time, he was rated by ESPN as the nation's No. 46 recruit overall and was Minnesota's highest-ranked commitment since ESPN started its rankings in 2009.

Dickerson has offers from Nebraska, LSU, Oregon and Michigan, among others. 

A two-way threat, Dickerson received first-team Super-State honors after accounting for 886 all-purpose yards, including 583 receiving yards, and 15 touchdowns in helping lead Westside to a Class A state championship.

Defensively, Dickerson had four interceptions and recovered two fumbles.

The Huskers have recruited Dickerson heavily, as he's the second-ranked player in the state by behind Elkhorn South offensive lineman Teddy Prochazka.

Hard-hitting safety Koby Bretz, a teammate of Dickerson's at Westside, signed with Nebraska during the first National Signing Day in December. 

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