11 offers and counting for super-DE

Lufkin, Texas is a hotbed for high school football. This year is no different. One of the state's most-heralded defensive lineman is up to 11 offers including an offer from Nebraska.

The Texas Hot 100 is a good way to take a high-level look at Texas high school football talent. McKinner Dixon has moved from off the Hot 100 to No. 28 on their latest list.

It's easy to see why too. The 6-foot-3 and nearly 240 pound Dixon runs the 40 in the 4.6/4.7 second range. He had a productive year in a tough district by accumulating 79 tackles of which 60 were solos and three or four sacks.

The most recent to offer Dixon is Iowa and he now finds his total at 11. "There's Texas Tech, Nebraska, LSU, Florida, Iowa, Kansas State, Washington State, Arkansas, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M and Texas."

The first offer came nearly two months ago when Texas Tech ponied up an offer to Dixon. He has received some surprising attention with USC one of the schools that has come to evaluate McKinner in person.

The 4.6 speed is only one of McKinner's strengths when it comes to playing defensive end. "My quickness, speed and I can get passed anyone. You have got to be smart playing defensive end and have some skills."

Last season Dixon found himself with first team all-district honors; he won his team's outstanding defensive lineman award and was picked as a blue-chip all-American. Don't expect the attention to die down anytime soon for Dixon.

Although he is carrying an arm-full of offers, McKinner hasn't let one take precedent over the other. "I'm keeping an open mind. I don't have any favorites. They are all big offers and that is what I am focusing on."

McKinner doesn't have any camps set up for this summer yet, but he has been able to make it to two junior days so far. He was able to attend junior days at LSU and Texas so far.

Distance will not figure into McKinner's decision, but for the Huskers some information on them is desperately needed. "I'm not sure what I think about them yet. I haven't seen their school. I have spoken with their coach and he's a real good person."

McKinner is looking for a good environment when it comes to picking a college. The people at the school are important as well as the academics. McKinner is planning on majoring in Kinesiology.

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