Louisville one of Dixon's favorites

Louisville offered Tyon Dixon last week and the 5-11, 190-pound SS/LB from Cincinnati (OH) Colerain says the Cardinals are currently high atop his list of favorites. Dixon spoke with InsideTheVille.com and gave his thoughts on Louisville's offer.

"I was pretty excited about it," Tyon Dixon said. "It caught me off-guard a bit because I wasn't expecting it. But I was happy about it. I haven't had a whole lot of contact with them. I went down there for junior day and Coach Lewis came up here and said they wanted to offer but I didn't know how serious he was."

Dixon recorded 3.5 sacks, one interception and scored one touchdown as a junior. He earned second team All Greater Miami Conference honors the past two years.

"He (Lewis) said he liked my game film," Dixon said. "He said he was going to get it to the head coach and I guess the head coach liked it. So he called my coach and told him they were offering me."

Dixon attended Louisville's junior day earlier this spring and got a good feel for what the Cardinals have to offer. "I liked the campus and how everything is set up," Dixon said. "The campus is not too big but it's not small. And I like that it isn't too far away from home. I want to be away from home but not too far away from home."

Dixon, who also has an offer from Ball State, plans to attend camps at Ohio State, Indiana, Michigan and Illinois this summer in hopes of receiving more scholarship offers. He said he's not in a rush to make a decision and probably won't commit until sometime during the football season.

"I'll probably wait until the middle of the season," said Dixon. "Schools that I really like so far are Louisville, Michigan and West Virginia. Those are the top three right now. I like Michigan because how they're trying to change the program to how West Virginia is and the type defense they run."

Schools are recruiting Dixon as either a safety or linebacker. "I think maybe Louisville sees me at strong safety depending on how big I get," Dixon said. "If I hit a growth spurt I'll probably be a linebacker."

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