WR Dixon has been following Katrina aftermath

It has been real tough catching up with recruits in South Louisiana since Hurricane Katrina devastated the region a week and half ago. The communication lines are finally beginning to open up again and Tiger Rag was able to nail down the top receiver prospect in the state in Reserve-East St. John standout Ricky Dixon (6-2, 205, 4.5).

Reserve was on the western side of Katrina when she churned through the area and luckily Dixon and his family did not fare too badly from the storm.

"We just got a lot of wind but really no damage," Dixon said. "It was a lot of roof damage around the neighborhood and some fences down but we came out alright."

East St. John will resume school on Monday and the first game of the season is slated five days later against archrival Hahnville.

Like most of Louisiana, Dixon has spent the majority of the last 10 days keeping up with what is going on in nearby New Orleans but he realizes he also has to focus a little on his future.

"Recruiting is still on mind but not as much as it was before the storm," he said.

LSU head coach Les Miles took time out of his busy schedule to call several prospects on his list to make sure they were all safe and Dixon was one of them.

"He called last Saturday to see how everything was," said Dixon. "We talked about the Arizona State game and how bad they wanted to play at home but that it might not happen. I was supposed to go that one but I told him I'll be there for a lot more this season."

Dixon said Miles made it a point to let him know how bad he wants him and Tiger fans will love what he told the headman.

"I told him they are pretty much at the top of my list," Dixon said. "I'm still leaving myself open but they are at the top. I just feel more comfortable with them than the others."

As for the others he alluded to, Dixon said he has an idea of four of schools he wants to take official visits to but is undecided on a fifth.

"I am going to Florida State when they play Florida (11/16)," he said. "I also know I'm going to Tennessee and Kansas State. I'm still deciding on the other two but Miami will probably be one."

Noticeably missing is LSU but he gave a good reason for that omission.

"I might not go to LSU because I've been there so many times before and I'll be there a lot this season," he said. "I don't feel like I really need to take one there for an official."

Will he be in Baton Rouge in two weeks when Tennessee comes to town?

"No doubt I'll be there for that one," he said.

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