Avante Dickerson, the Minnesota Gophers top 2021 football commit, didn’t sign his National Letter of Intent before the clock struck midnight on Friday, the final day of the early National Signing Day period.
The Omaha, Nebraska defensive back got cold feet on Wednesday and was the only Gopher verbal commit to not sign his LOI that morning. It was the talk of Big Ten country, and beyond.
I would like to announce that I will not be signing along with my teammates. I am simply not ready to make a final decision that will impact my future as a student athlete I will be at the signing at Westside high school to support my teammates but not available for questions.— AD #28 (@_dickerson1) December 16, 2020
— Stu Pospisil (@stuOWH) December 16, 2020
Now, Dickerson will wait until February 5 to officially commit to his future college. That’s when the standard National Signing Day takes place.
Until then, he’ll be chased heavily by many suitors. Right now, I hope the Gophers still have the lead but I’d say Minnesota, Nebraska and Oklahoma are the three early favorites.
There were plenty of really good recruits who did sign their LOI’s on Wednesday morning. Many of them are meeting in Chicago to watch the Wisconsin vs Minnesota Axe Game this afternoon.
My peeps! On my way! pic.twitter.com/zIOxjjrMhr— UGAMikey (@ga_mpl) December 18, 2020
Eric Strack | Minnesota Sports Fan