Is LSU still the team to beat?

Reserve (La.) East St. John receiver Ricky Dixon (6-2, 205, 4.5) has schoalrship offers from some of the nation's top programs.

Out of all of his scholarship offers Dixon has four schools that have made the cut but there may be room for one more.

"LSU, Florida, Florida State and Tennessee are pretty much my top four," Dixon told Tiger Rag. "I'm still deciding if there is going to be a fifth one or just hold with those four."

Over the course of recruiting LSU and Florida have been mentioned as Dixon's top two choices on more than one occasion. Is that still the case and if so does one have the edge over the other?

"Those two are still my top two," he said. "I've never seen Florida and LSU is close to home so LSU is still pretty much my leader."

Dixon said he talks frequently with LSU head coach Les Miles and receivers coach Todd Monken. He said every time they talk the coaches let him know he is a top priority.

"They just tell me how much they want me and how much they have to offer," said Dixon. "They talk about the facilities, the school and a lot about Ryan."

That would be true freshman quarterback Ryan Perrilloux. He and Dixon have been good friends and teammates for years and Perrilloux is doing everything within his power to get Dixon to Baton Rouge.

"He always tells me how it doesn't get any better than LSU," Dixon said. "He says we have a great chemistry and we could be good together at LSU. I‘ll be going to see him over the summer and I'll be able to hang out with him when I go there in July for a camp. It will be cool to get to hang with him now that he's over there."

Dixon has met or spoken to a lot of head coaches throughout his recruitment and when asked which coach he was most impressed with he gave a quick reply.

"Coach Miles," he said. "He is so cool and down to earth. He will let you clown around but when it's time to get down to business you better get serious. I'd love to play for a coach like that."

Dixon said he plans on taking official visits to his four favorites before he makes a decision regarding his future. When it's time for him to decide where he is going to play his college ball at he knows what the deciding factors will be.

"I'm looking at the chemistry I have with the coaches, the facilities, the school, the players and how fast I can get on the field," he said.

What are the chances of LSU being the school he selects?

"Pretty good," he said. "They're at the top of my board and they always have been."

By the numbers: (Jr.) 66 rec for over 1,200 yds and 16 Tds as a junior/290 BP/390 SQ/2.3 GPA/No test score to report.

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