Dixon Racking Up Offers
Dallas (TX) Skyline is known every year as one of the top schools in the country to send talented players to the collegiate level. College recruiters from coast to coast frequently stop by the school to check on the next crop of talent and like many years' past, they won't be disappointed with the group from the 2014 class. Four players hold offers from FBS programs and one can expect that number to undoubtedly increase in the coming months. Cornerback prospect Cedric Collins is already committed to Texas A&M but there is another defensive back in the Raiders' secondary getting plenty of notice recently; safety Derrick Dixon. The 5-foot-11, 185-pounder has picked up offers from SMU, Texas Tech, West Virginia and on Wednesday he added an offer from TCU. Dixon was excited to add his fourth offer. "I was excited about it," he said of the TCU offer. "My favorite color is purple, I'm digging the uniforms." Dixon has never visited TCU's campus and is looking forward to the opportunity of learning more about the program. He plans to make a visit to Ft. Worth this Saturday with teammate Tyus Barrett, who TCU also offered this week. "I'm supposed to be coming Saturday and I think Ty is coming too," he said. "I think it's this coming Saturday. I'm going to call and ask him. I don't know a whole lot about TCU but I was excited when they offered me because I haven't been around the TCU atmosphere." With four offers on the table, more should be on the way. He's attended junior days at Baylor and Texas and both have said he's a recruit they'll continue to watch closely. "Texas is really close and so is Baylor," Dixon said of his possible offers. "I liked Baylor, I have two cousins that go there; Ahmad Dixon and Antwan Goodley. I went to Texas last weekend. They just want me to come to the camps and keep playing hard." Academics are important to Dixon so it should come as no surprise that his education is the most important factor he's looking at when evaluating each program. "I'm looking first at education," he said. "That's the main thing I'm looking at."