Elite Corner high on UA

Travell Dixon, junior college cornerback from Thatcher-Eastern Arizona, Ariz., has double-digit scholarship offers from several of the nation's top programs. The elite prospect hopes to trim the list in the near future. Several schools are hoping to land his signature.



"The summer is going all right," said Travell Dixon. "I am doing a lot of training. I am down in Miami right now. I am heading back to junior college in August. I will graduate in December.

"Right now I have about 15 offers. Everyone is coming at me hard. I know I have offers from Alabama, Florida State, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Cal, Arkansas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Oregon State, Arizona State and Arizona. I can't say one is recruiting me harder than the others.

Official visits are more pressing in the fall for an early graduate and a lot to consider for this athlete before making a list of five.

"I have not scheduled any visits," Dixon said. "I haven't been anywhere this summer. I am going to sit down with my dad and talk to him about a few trips. I will likely take a few visits, but I haven't decided where yet. I don't know which schools I will officially visit. I need to do my research. I will hopefully have a top five by the start of the season."

The 6-foot-2, 197-pound prospect is originally from the Sunshine State. The home-state schools do not hold any advantages at this point.

"I don't know about that yet," Dixon said about returning to Florida. "I don't know if I want to go back home. I will have to look into everything. I will have to consider my options."

An SEC school hoping to add Dixon to their roster is Alabama. Dixon had a lot to say about the Crimson Tide when asked about playing in the SEC.

"Alabama is a great place to be," he said. "Nick Saban is a great defensive coach. They produce NFL players. They are high up there. It's a traditional school. I have a lot of good things to say about them. Alabama is a no-brainer.

"Coach Saban is not only a defensive coach, but is my position coach. They are recruiting me hard. I know Dre Kirkpatrick will probably leave after this year. They need a JC corner to come in and play. I feel like with me being a top rated JC corner I would have a good shot to play right away. Alabama is a school I am seriously considering, but have yet to decide on any visits."

Dixon is definitely recruited for the defensive side of the ball and looks forward to playing for a major program.

"I want to play cornerback," he said. "I feel like I can do it all. I am a man corner. I am very physical. I feel like I have improved my mentality since I have been in JC. I have taken school seriously. I have learned how to move my feet better on the field. I have improved my instincts a lot."

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