"I just felt like it was the best decision for me," said Dixon. "Being close to home was really important for me, and I love it at State."
NC State had landed a commitment from tight end Dylan Autenrieth and were taking one more in the 2016 class. With multiple offers out, Dixon says he didn't feel a need to make a hasty decision.
"They actually told me to take my time and make the decision when I was ready," he stated. "They didn't pressure me at all. I just felt it was the best decision for me was to end it where I could focus on school and the season.
"The coaches at State were very excited. They congratulated me and said I'm a great fit. They said they can't wait until I can get over there."
Dixon, who was previously committed to Old Dominion, totaled 70+ catches for 1,300 yards and 16 touchdowns as his team finished 10-3 in 2014. He lined up at wide receiver but is being recruited to play tight end by the Wolfpack.
He earned an offer at camp after checking in at 6'3 and 224 pounds while running a 4.68 40-yard dash.
"I loved it at NC State," he said of his camp. "NC State has always been one of my favorite schools. It felt right being there, and I was comfortable. I also really connected with my position coach.
"Coach Faulkner, the tight ends coach, was really nice and he's personable. He connects with the players. I like how he pushes you. He's not too hard on you, but he gets his point across."
Pack Pride will have more on his decision in the near future so stay tuned!