Anthony Dixon Talks Recruiting

Terry High School running back Anthony Dixon may be the top running back in the state of Mississippi this year. At the very least, he is among the top 2 to 3. And, so far, his stats, scholarship offers and recruiting calls back up that claim.

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Through his first two games, Anthony has rushed for 416 yards and 5 touchdowns on 48 carries, including a little over 200 yards against Franklin County, currently ranked 4th in class 3A, last Friday night. And almost all of those yards came in the second half.

"In the first half, I was trying to do to much," he said. "I was to pumped up. Every time I touched the ball, I was trying to make a play, go around somebody. In the second half, I told myself I'm just going to lower the hat and punish. I had to go back to the style that got me to where I am now."

And that style has gotten the attention of college coaches. Anthony, since September 1st, has received calls from a number of colleges.

"I have gotten calls from Alabama, Iowa State, USM, Ole Miss, Mississippi State and a few others," said the 6-1, 228-pounder.

All of those schools, plus a couple of others, have made his list of favorites.

"I really have seven teams that I am looking at," said Anthony. "They are Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Southern Miss, Alabama, Auburn, Iowa State and Florida State."

All have offered scholarships except for Florida State.

Anthony is now in the process of unofficially visiting as many of those schools as possible so that he can learn more about them. Alabama was the first one he visited.

"I went to Alabama last weekend," he said. "I haven't gone to any others. I was planning on going to one each week. Mississippi State was going to be my first unofficial visit. I was going to go see them play Murray State, but we couldn't get any gas (due to the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina). Now, I plan on visiting them September 24th, which is my birthday."

What are his thoughts about Mississippi State?

"I like Mississippi State," said Anthony. "I've been liking them. I went up there last year and met some of their football players. The ones that I met seemed to be pretty down to earth, like me. Like I tell them all, I want to feel at home when I do go to a team."

As for official visits, he has set up one tentative visit.

"Ole Miss is the only school that has tried to get me in for an official visit," said Anthony. "They offered me one for December 3rd. And I'm thinking about taking that one."

As Anthony sets up more visits, we'll keep you informed.

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