Louisiana star Damion Dixon commits

Steve Kragthorpe has been blistering the recruiting trail. Friday, Louisville picked up another star from Louisiana - 6-foot-4, 190-pound Damion Dixon from Port Allen. Louisville's new three-star commitment spoke with InsideTheVille.com about his decision.

Steve Kragthorpe has been blistering the recruiting trail. Friday, Louisville picked up another star from Louisiana - 6-foot-4 Damion Dixon from Port Allen.

"He committed to Louisville this morning," Port Allen coach Guy Blanchard said. "He's always had them as his No. 1 school. That's where he's always wanted to go."

Dixon called Louisville assistant Mike Cassity Friday morning and told him that if the Cardinals offered he'd commit at once.

Cassity then went and found Kragthorpe, the head coach talked with Dixon for a few moments and the deal was struck.

"I feel like this is where I want to be. This process is over and I'm only going to take one official visit - to Louisville," Dixon told Blanchard. "Damion is extremely excited. I think it's a perfect match between Louisville and Damion."

"I have always wanted to play for Louisville," Dixon said. "I'm familiar with them from watching them on TV. They were one game from playing for the national championship last seaosn - I know that. When Coach Cassity visited my school he gave respect to every school that was recruiting me and I liked that. I can play for somebody like that.

"I like Louisville's style of offense and I plan to make a visit up there in the near future. When I spoke with Coach Kragthorpe this morning, he asked me if I was ready to commit and I told him I was. He asked if I'd discussed it with my parents and I told him I had and that we prayed about the decision. I told him I want to play for Louisville and that's where I want to be. Then he told me they were going to mark me down as a commitment."

Dixon caught 38 passes for 901 yards and 8 touchdowns as junior. He had offers from Auburn, though the Tigers recently rescinded the offer after accepting a pair of verbal commitments from wide receivers, Southern Mississippi and Nebraska.

"There were a lot of other schools showing interest," Blanchard said.

Rated a Scout.com three-star prospect, Louisville is getting a versatile and talented player in Dixon.

"Louisville recruited me as a wide receiver," Dixon said. "I run good routes and I'm a big, physical wide receiver. I like to make big plays.

"My weakness is I need to come off my breaks better. That's something I worked on this summer during the camps I attended."

Blanchard said Dixon is a complete wide receiver who can do a little bit of everything on the field.

"He's probably the most complete wide out around here," said Blanchard. "He makes big plays in the passing game and he has so much upside. He can be one of those fun to watch wide outs.

"Louisville is getting an excellent football player. He returns kicks and punts and plays on both sides of the ball here. Louisville recruited him as a wide receiver, but he never comes off the field for us."

Dixon, who runs a 4.5 forty, is rated the No. 20 prospect in the state of Louisiana.


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