Four-star defensive end Matt Dickerson flips to UCLA

Four-star defensive end Matt Dickerson has flipped from Notre Dame to UCLA, giving the Bruins even more depth on what is already a young, talented front.

The 6-foot-5, 275-pound native of San Mateo, Calif., is rated 15th at his position nationally by and 21st by

Bruin Report Online first reported the news. According to, Dickerson’s father was recently diagnosed with prostate cancer, while his mother also has health problems.

“Calling (Notre Dame assistant Mike Denbrook) was a really, really hard thing to do, but it was the right thing,” Dickerson told MaxPreps. “I looked so forward to playing for the Irish. But I’m doing what’s best for my family and I. I need to stay close to home.

St. John Bosco defensive end Jacob Tuioti-Mariner also committed to the Bruins earlier this week.

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  • Sean Zavala

    We’re Looking Forward To Seeing You Matt Play At The ROSEBOWL . Want to Wish Your Family Good Health. GO BRUINS…

  • jameskatt

    Rose Bowl is this years goal!