Making the most out of opportunities

Palm Beach Gardens (Fla.) Dwyer four-star receiver Johnnie Dixon is making the most of his opportunities on both sides of the ball.

Johnnie Dixon is a four-star wide receiver from the Sunshine State at Palm Beach Gardens Dwyer High School. Dixon will set to make his fourth official visit this weekend.

"Johnnie will go to Alabama," said Jack Daniels, Dwyer's coach. "He has already been to Arkansas, Ohio State and N.C. State."

A team that looks like they won't get an official visit is the University of Miami. But that won't matter with Dixon because he has been to Coral Gables a handful of times. There are many that believe the Hurricanes are the team to beat.

"They may be," Daniels said. "It's hard to say because I know he really like Ohio State and some of his other visits. I just know he has been down to Miami 10-12 times. He has seen them enough, if you know what I mean."

Dixon, 5-foot-11, 190-pounds, is having a nice season for Dwyer despite being a marked man. He's even making a major contribution on the other side of the ball for the Dwyer defense.

"Johnnie is a better player today and he has improved," Daniels said. "He is a better leader. He is a better route runner. He understands the game better. He's also turned into a lockdown corner. I think he's only allowed one reception all season long. Some schools now think he may be a better corner than receiver.

"On offense, he typically gets double teamed. That has allowed other players to make plays for us. We have one wide receiver with 12 touchdowns and another with 13. When he is single covered we go to him and he has made the most of his opportunities."

On the season Dixon has 30 receptions and scored 11 times.

Jamie has been covering college football recruiting since 1992 and is entering his ninth year with Scout.com and FOXSportsNext. He's currently a National Recruiting Analyst and Manager for the state of Florida. Jamie is also covering the NFL Draft for the network.
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