Chad Simmons

Lots of interest for Lyn-J Dixon

Taylor County, GA running back Lyn-J Dixon kicked off the final year of his recruitment with a Junior Day visit to Georgia Tech. Dixon completed his junior season rushing for 1,803 yards and averaging 8.7 yards per carry.

Dixon enjoyed the visit, especially getting the chance to talk to the Tech coaches. “I loved talking with Coach (Paul) Johnson, Coach Mac (Andy McCollum), and Coach (Lamar) Owens.” Dixon also enjoyed getting to meet the other recruits that were there for Junior Day.

The coaches welcomed Lyn-J to Tech and let him know he’s the type of player they need in their offense. “I got the feeling that they are really enjoying recruiting me. It felt good to be wanted by a coach like Coach Johnson.”

Coach Johnson has watched Dixon’s film and likes his toughness and willingness to initiate contact. Coach Owens talked to Dixon about how he would fit in the system that Tech runs. Talking to Coach McCollum is always fun for Dixon. “He is a down to earth type person that keeps me informed on how they are looking at me.”

Two things stood out to Dixon on the visit. One was getting to put on the Tech jersey and the other was having the chance to watch film. “It was great seeing how many different ways they can get the ball to a running back and also seeing how they break down film.” It was easy for Dixon to see that the Tech staff would make sure he succeeded if he came to Tech.

In addition to Tech, Lyn-J is also receiving interest from Clemson, Florida, Georgia, Louisville, LSU, Oklahoma, and South Carolina. “Those are the schools that are starting to recruit me hard right now.”

Dixon received an open invitation to return to Tech this spring. Dixon plans to visit schools this spring when they practice or for their spring game. “Setting up dates is the hard part because some of the schools are far away and some are holding their spring games on the same day.”

Finding a school that has the right combination of athletics and academics will be an important factor for Dixon in choosing a school. He will also be looking at his relationship with the coaching staff. “I want to feel comfortable with them. I also want to go to a school where the players are supporting each other.”

As things stand now, Dixon hopes to make his decision soon after his senior season. Top Stories