There is no question that University of Arkansas fans would like Hutchinson (Kan.) Community College All-American linebacker David Dixon to just go ahead and commit to the Razorbacks right now and end all suspense.
After all, Dixon (6-2, 235, 4.45) is a five-star guy who had incredible stats this season and has the opportunity to be the biggest cog in the transformation of the UA defense under new coordinator Reggie Herring.
But Dixon, a former Beaumont (Texas) Central star who will visit Arkansas officially on Jan. 21-23, might just wait until his birthday on Feb. 14th to actually sign a letter-of-intent.
"I'm thinking that would be a great way to celebrate my birthday so I might just wait until then," said Dixon, who will turn 21 on Valentine's Day - 12 days after the national signing date. "But I wouldn't leave the coaches hanging. I'd go ahead and let them know."
Odds are those coaches will be the ones from Arkansas, who Dixon has made it clear has been his leader all along in a race that has also included Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Kansas State and Iowa State at one time.
Although he has thought about still visiting Oklahoma State and Iowa State, it looks like Dixon - who bench presses 400 pounds - may only take that one visit to Arkansas.
Considering he had 173 tackles, 47.5 tackles for lost yardage, 11.5 sacks, two interceptions - one taken back for a touchdown - eight passes broken up, two forced fumbles and one recovery - that's great news for the Razorbacks.
"I promised Arkansas that I would not visit any other place before them, " Dixon said. "That's probably going to be the only one I take. Arkansas is pretty solid with me."
His mom will get a home visit from the Razorback coaches soon.
‘I think they are coming down on January 5th or 6th," Dixon said. "She's all for Arkansas, too."
No matter when he signs, Dixon will probably have to do some summer work before matriculating to campus.
"But I have no doubt I am going to get there and be making plays on the major college level," Dixon said. "Things are going good there right now."
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