Local Offer for Dixon

The Ventura (Calif.) St. Bonaventure junior tight end, Bryce Dixon, gets his seventh offer from the local school...

Ventura (Calif.) St. Bonaventure junior tight end Bryce Dixon (6-4, 225), was at the UCLA-Arizona game on Saturday night.

Before he left the Rose Bowl, Dixon had his seventh offer.

"Before the game, I talked to a couple of coaches at UCLA," said Dixon. "Then after the game, I talked with Coach Tui (Marques Tuiasosopo) and he offered me. He's a cool guy."

Dixon watched as the Bruins routed Arizona by 56-points, using current tight end Joe Fauria in a big impact role offensively.

"I liked the way they used their tight end, #8 (Fauria), and that's a good way to get some interest from me, using your tight end," said Dixon.

The Bruins followed six other schools in offering Dixon, after Miami, Washington, Arizona, Ohio State, Cal and Colorado had previously offered him.

"Vanderbilt has been sending me letters, and I think they could offer me next, and I hear Hawaii is really interested, Alabama has been sending me about 30 letters a week and Oregon liked me a lot," said Dixon.

Dixon said that almost all of his interest is coming strictly as a tight end, but some like him as an athlete.

"Most like me as a tight end and some like me as a utility guy," said Dixon. "I can run, catch and block, and hopefully I can keep improving with my blocks. Right now, I'm more of a run and catch guy, but I want to be more like 50-50, receiver and blocker."

With plenty of time until he needs to make a decision, Dixon will not rush anything.

"I'll take as much time as I need to decide," said Dixon.

Academically, Dixon has a 3.2 GPA and plans to take the SAT and ACT in the spring.

St. Bonaventure starts the CIF-SS Pac-5 playoffs this week, earning the #1 seed overall.

Brandon is in his eighth year with Scout.com, currently as a National Recruiting Analyst and West Regional Manager. Prior to joining the Scout.com Recruiting Team, he was a team recruiting writer.  He's been covering recruiting for the Scout.com network since 2003.
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