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Dixon likes his performance at The Opening

Taylor County running back Lyn-J Dixon was one of the many talented running backs taking part in the “Opening” Sunday at Buford High School (GA).

Dixon described his performance as good and he was pleased with his overall day. “They really put us through a lot of events and I thought I did very well in all of them.” Aside from the tests, the backs ran drills with the linebackers and ran some 7 on 7. “I did fairly well in the 1 on 1‘s but felt I could have done better.” The recruits were tested in a new drill called the “power ball”. “We got on our knees and tossed a 6 pound ball as far as we could.” Dixon’s vertical was 35”. He also ran a 4.61 in the forty and a 4.1 in the shuttle. “I think I did well enough to impress some people.”

Georgia Tech is one of the schools that has offered Dixon. He plans to make a return visit for either one of the spring practices or the spring game. “I know they are showing a lot of interest in me and I’m interested in them. I still remember that feeling when I put on the Georgia Tech jersey.”    

In addition to making the return visit to Tech, Dixon hopes to make numerous visits before his spring practice begins. “The schools I want to visit are Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Louisville, Michigan, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, and Tennessee.” The first visit for Dixon will be to Clemson on March 31.  

A date for making his decision has not changed since the last time we talked to Dixon. “I still want to wait until my senior season is over and make my decision sometime between then and signing day.” Dixon wants to make sure he makes the right decision.  

As he prepares for the upcoming season and his college career, Dixon continues to work on his conditioning and he plans to retake his ACT to improve his score. “I want to be ready once I hit campus in 2018.” Top Stories