Dixon Attends UNC-GT Game

Tabor City (N.C.) South Columbus cornerback Bryan Dixon, who committed to North Carolina in June, has made plenty of unofficial visits to Chapel Hill over the past few months. But, the 5-foot-11, 185-pounder hadn't witnessed the Tar Heels in game action until this past weekend.

"It was the first actual game I went to and watch them play," stated Dixon. "I'm just trying to get up there as many times as I can. I would like to get the hang of the program and the players work hard and compete on the field."

Another purpose of the trip was to help "recruit" a friend of his, who happens to be a huge Tar Heel fan, but has verbally committed to a rival school.

"Marquis [Melvin of Whiteville, N.C.] committed to Duke, but I'm kind of getting in his mind, trying to help the Carolina stock," explained Dixon. "He always wanted to go to Carolina, but I guess he went for what came first. And now he's starting to change his mind."

Firmly committed to North Carolina, Dixon isn't facing the distractions of recruiting that his peers endure giving him more time to focus on his senior season and preparation for his first season as a Tar Heel.

"After football hopefully I'm going to start training and start running, doing a little bit of exercising, hitting the weights hard and try to put on some extra weight," remarked Dixon. "Just trying to get in shape for next year."

Dixon has been dominating the prep scene, posting over 1,000 all-purpose yards and 12 total touchdowns on offense in just five games. From his defensive back position – the position he will play for the Tar Heels – Dixon has picked off three passes despite rarely seeing passes thrown to his side of the field.

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