Things are wide-open for top DE

Things are wide-open for Lufkin, Texas native, McKinner Dixon. Although the rumor was a top five was set and they were getting shuffled around in the top 5, that isn't the latest out of one of the best defensive ends in the country.

At 6-foot-3 and 240 pounds a person can be dominant at the high school level playing defensive tackle. However, this fall will be taking a position on the outside. McKinner Dixon sports a 4.6/40 and is working hard now for the up-coming season.

"The summer is going alright. We're in our summer training. We go four times a week at 5-7 at night," Dixon said. "We do a combination of agility drills then we do 100 yard dashes and two of those as build-ups. And we do 10 40-yard dash sprints."

From there it's to the weights where Dixon spends a good hour or so in the weight room. "Right now my best lifts are the power clean and the bench press. They are both about 275 pounds a piece."

The 4.6/40, the size and the strength have been impressive enough to lure in 14 offers. The latest came from Florida and he is also holding offers from Oklahoma, Texas, Texas Tech, LSU, Texas A&M, Nebraska and Kansas State among others.

Dixon has seen three college campuses already. He has been to Texas, LSU and Texas A&M. He is not planning anymore unofficial visits this summer.

"At Texas there was a lot of tradition and a great atmosphere to play in. Texas A&M was nice and it was a good atmosphere. I really didn't see too much of the LSU campus. I got to see their new facilities and saw the new Tiger Boxes. It's a nice view up there."

Although he has visited those three schools, Dixon maintains that there isn't a leader or even a group of leaders. "Not exactly. Everyone is a favorite. There are a few things that stand out from some schools over others."

McKinner went on to explain those few things that he is looking for in a potential school. "The atmosphere and the people that are around you and the program. Which ones are more dedicated to on the field performance and academics. I am planning on majoring in Kinesiology."

Dixon had this to say about Nebraska, "I haven't really touched base with Nebraska too much. I am getting quite a bit of mail from them. Coach Gill is the coach recruiting me." When asked if he would consider Nebraska for an official Dixon said, "Oh yeah, of course!"


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