Breon Dixon has been committed to Kirby Smart and Georgia since Christmas Day, so when he heard his future team was holding a joined satellite camp with Michigan's staff in Atlanta on Thursday, the four-star linebacker figured he would stop by.
However, it just so happens U-M is one of many schools still recruiting Dixon since he committed to the Bulldogs on Christmas Day.
“Of course right now I am committed to Georgia,” Dixon said. “I’m just out here seeing a little bit of (UGA’s) staff and the Michigan staff. I stay in contact with Jim Harbaugh a lot still and stuff like that. So that’s where it is in my recruitment right now, I’m just out here having fun.”
But even though Dixon is committed to Georgia, he says it won’t stop him from checking out other programs, including Michigan.
“I’m going to take all five of my visits still,” he said. “I am most likely going to USC, Michigan, Florida and Ohio State most likely, I don’t know what is the fifth one.”
Dixon got his first glance of how Harbaugh and his staff operate on Thursday, and so far he likes what he is seeing from Michigan.
“Just the energy their coaching staff brings to the table,” Dixon said of U-M. “Of course Jim Harbaugh he comes with a great energy, I like his enthusiasm. Same thing I like in coach (Kirby) Smart, so that’s all that is really.”
Dixon had more to say about Harbaugh.
“He a good dude, I contact him like one or two times a week, every two weeks or something like that,” Dixon said. “We stay in contact, just stay in contact with me on the regular. I was going to try to get up there (to U-M) and try to see the staff this summer probably in Ann Arbor, but they started the satellite camps back, so this was perfect.”
As far as what he is looking for in a program, Dixon went into detail what he would need to see from a particular school to even consider flipping his commitment.
“Right now I am not really looking at anything,” he said. “Coaches at this point, you are going to hear a lot of the same stuff. And so I look past all that really. I look more into my official visits. That’s really what I am looking forward to making the nail into the decision. I know I fee l home at the University of Georgia, so when I take some of these officials, wherever I feel the most home at, is where I might make my decision towards.”
One thing is clear, though, weather may play a factor in whichever school he ends up at, Dixon says.
“The only school you heard me list there (Michigan), Ohio State too, I don’t do no cold,” Dixon said. “So they are going to get me a mink coat or something like that, then maybe. But as long as they got an indoor facility, we going to me in the indoor, I’m going to be good.”
Video interview by Sam Webb