Growing D Lineman Impressive At MVP Camp

Emerging defensive lineman Barron Dixon talks about his experience at the Auburn MVP Camp.

Auburn, Ala.--Perhaps no player in the Southeast is riding a wave of momentum in the recruiting world as big as Chattahoochee (Alpharetta, Ga.) High defensive lineman Barron Dixon. Receiving several offers in recent weeks, Dixon only increased his exposure with a very good performance at Saturday's Auburn MVP Camp.

Checking in at 6-4, 274, Dixon was explosive off the line of scrimmage in pass rushing drills and showed good quickness despite his still growing size. Up from 6-2 and around 250 last year, he said for him the camp was a chance to show how much he's improved in recent weeks.

"I had a really good camp experience," Dixon said. "I really enjoyed the one-on-ones. I had a great time going against some great competition. I enjoyed the group work similarly."

With offers from Cincinnati, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Arkansas, Maryland, Louisville, Illinois and Middle Tennessee, Dixon would be considered far from a sleeper even though many of the bigger schools are still trying to get a better feel for him on the field. One of those schools is Auburn.

Trying to improve his game as much as possible, Dixon said he's working on several things on the field while also getting to camps all across the country.

"I have been hearing from some good schools recently," Dixon said. "I have been hearing some really good things and getting some really good feedback. I have a new defensive line coach. He's been helping me out a lot. That's really showing for me.

"I'm actually heading to Cincinnati on Sunday and in July I'll be heading to Arkansas," he added.

With several offers in hand and more schools taking a look at him, Dixon said at the moment he has a makeshift Top Five to work from but it's always changing as more schools come on board with offers.

"Right now I'm kind of still looking at everybody, but my top five might be Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Arkansas, Georgia, and then maybe Auburn. Auburn actually came by my school but my coach wanted to try me at middle linebacker when Auburn was there. It didn't turn out as well as I hoped it would. I haven't heard back from them but I'm hoping that they'll hear about my performance today and maybe give me a call back."

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