Cards still strong with Florida safety

New Smyrna Beach, Fla., High School safety D'Cota Dixon is one of the top uncommitted prospects in Central Florida. He will make a visit to U of L next month. Cardinal Authority checks in with Dixon.

With his high school season over, New Smyrna Beach, Fla., High School safety D'Cota Dixon is starting to look at his college choice more.

And one of those schools still high on his list is the University of Louisville.

The 5-foot-9, 180-pound Dixon has already made an official visit to Michigan State and has been to Central Florida on an unofficial.

Dixon said he's starting to focus more on the other schools and will visit U of L on Jan. 17.

"They're still in there," Dixon said, noting defensive backs coach Tommy Restivo is expected to make a visit next week.

Dixon, one of the top prospects in Central Florida still uncommitted, played safety on defense and fullback on offense for New Smyrna. He averaged 150 all-purpose yards this season and five tackles a game.

"He's so strong," New Smyrna coach Lance Jenkins told's Jamie Newberg recently. "He bench presses 350, power cleans 350 and squats 500 and that's a full squat. D'Cota is so explosive and so smart. He carries a 3.9 [GPA]."

Dixon is also still considering Wisconsin and several others.

U of L has 24 commitments in the Class of 2014.

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