ScoutTV: WR Brandon Dixon

Wide receiver Brandon Dixon is 6-3 tall, weighs 207 pounds, runs a 4.47 forty, has a 40" vertical leap, ran a 4.22 short shuttle and benched 225 pounds 17 times. He will graduate from Highland (KS) Community College in about two weeks after earning second-team Kansas Jayhawk League All-Conference. So, where will he be playing his college football next year?

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To answer my question... well, as of now there's not an answer because Brandon is an unsigned sophomore. Extremely talented, but unsigned. Hard to believe, but true.

Players like Brandon are one of the main reasons the JCFootball.com combine held at Mississippi College this past Saturday is so valuable.

Up until Saturday, Brandon was an unknown. Thanks to the combine that will no longer be the case.

A little background is necessary about Brandon, so you'll better understand why he fell through the recruiting cracks.

He played one year of high school football at Glynn Academy in Brunswick, Georgia during the 2002 season. But he wasn't eligible coming out of high school and really wasn't known by anyone, so he didn't attend any college the next year.

Then, he decided to give college and college football a try and signed with Coffeyville Community College in the Kansas Jayhawk League. He was redshirted his true freshman year which was in 2004.

He moved on to Emporia State, a D-II school, from Coffeyville for the 2005 season, but things didn't work out so he then transferred to Highland Community College for the 2006 season. And it turned out to be just what Brandon needed.

He wound up earning second-team Kansas Jayhawk All-Conference after catching 30 passes (6th in the Jayhawk League) for 506 yards and 5 touchdowns.

But it was his first year to actually play college ball and he was playing for a team that wasn't very successful. Plus, the coaching staff at Highland CC lost their jobs at the end of the season.

Therefore, he was still an unknown to four-year schools despite having a good sophomore season.

Then, along comes the JCFootball.com combine this past Saturday where he wound up being one of the showcase players. And this was after a 15-hour drive with one of his teammates the day and night leading up to the combine.

How many athletes have the combination of size, speed and pure athletic ability that I wrote earlier in this article? Not many, but Brandon is one of them.

So, who will be the school to ultimately signed this extremely gifted athlete within the next couple of months? Keep it on Scout.com and the Scout.com JCFootball.com websites to find out that answer.

Check out an interview that I did with Brandon during the Saturday combine. Among other things, he talked about schools that he would like to hear from.


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