“The visit was amazing,” Nixon said. “Getting up there for the second time really did open my eyes to all things Auburn had to show me. Just talking with the coaches again, Coach (Dameyune) Craig and Coach Malzahn are great guys, and being around the players also and seeing the scrimmage live gave me ideas that I could actually go there and play there.”
Watching as wide receiver Ricardo Louis made several big plays in the scrimmage and used in several different ways in Auburn’s offense Nixon said it gave him a great idea of what to expect if he chose the Tigers.
“It was really important for me because one big question was how would I be used in the offense,” Nixon said. “When I saw how they used Ricardo Louis it was going down the field being that vertical threat it really opened my eyes.
“That’s the role the coaches said they saw me in,” he added. “They pretty much told me they see me as a deep threat guy to push the field vertical. They said I could run all the routes plus reverses, jet sweeps, handoffs, pretty much just get me the ball in space.”
Nixon wasn’t alone on his visit as he spent a great deal of time with fellow four-star wide receiver and Auburn commitment Marquis McClain. The two have a history together and Nixon said it made the visit even better.
“He’s pretty much like a brother to me,” Nixon said of McClain. “He actually went to my high school his freshman and sophomore years before he moved to Crestview. We go way back. He’s a really good friend of mine and I consider him a brother. That was probably the highlight of my day was just being able to spend all those moments with Marquis because I know that if we both go to Auburn we’ll be pushing each other day in and day out.”
Planning to cut his list down soon to his list of official visits Nixon said Auburn has a “very high chance” at making that group. With plans to visit three schools and possibly four before making his decision he said there is plenty to like about the Tigers.
“I would just say overall it’s just the family atmosphere they bring,” Nixon said of Auburn. “Marquis told me they are a huge family and I got a little vibe of that when I went there, but I got a good taste of that the second time. It’s a big huge family and everybody cares about everybody there.”