Darks to Dixon: K-State feels like home

McKinner Dixon, defensive end, got turned onto K-State through former high school teammate Aaron Darks. As Darks continues to talk, Dixon appears to be growing more interested.

He's hearing good things about Kansas State these days. And the best news for Wildcats fans is that it's not only coming from the K-State coaching staff.

Lufkin, Texas defensive end McKinner Dixon is hearing a lot of good things from former high school teammate Aaron Darks, a linebacker who committed to the Wildcats last December.

"He's been saying a lot about it up there and how much he love it in Manhattan," said Dixon, who has 14 offers so far, including one from K-State. "He said the coaches, his teammates, and the people there are great and that it really feels like home at K-State.

"That's good to hear and I think it's a place I could like too because we come from the same place, grew up in the same area."

Dixon, who also lists Florida, Oklahoma, Texas Tech, and Texas has his favorites, said hearing the good things from Darks about K-State is making him more and more interested in learning more about the Cats.

"I don't want to go somewhere and feel like a stranger there," he said of what it would be like if he didn't have a high school friend on the team. "It would be great to be able to know someone and have someone to talk to and compare things with, someone you'd be able to trust and help you get through things."

But K-State's defense has also caught the eye of the 6-foot-3 245 pound Dixon.

"They have some of the fastest defensive players in the country there," said Dixon, who runs a 4.58 40. "They play the game full speed and with good energy. I think defense wins games. Don't get me wrong, I like to see great offenses, but defense is what gets it done in the end K-State knows how to do that.

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