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.
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
"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.