Dixon Eager To Enroll

Bryan Dixon, the UNC defensive back commitment from South Columbus High School returned from his official visit to Chapel Hill on Sunday – a place that is already beginning to feel like home.

"It was a good visit," Dixon said. "I have been there so often that I have about seen everything by now. It was good spending time with my player host Cedrick Holt.

"My parents really liked it as it was their first time seeing where I'll be spending the next few years. I really enjoyed visiting with the players and coaches. It will be good to spend even more time with them when I enroll in June."

Dixon visited with some of his fellow North Carolina Shrine Bowl teammates like Darrius Massenburg and Cooter Arnold, and reflected on a meaningful moment from Shrine Bowl week.

"The Shrine Bowl game was a wonderful experience for me but I think visiting the crippled kids during the week was even more meaningful," Dixon said. "I haven't been around handicapped kids that much and wasn't sure how I would act but when we got there though it was great. Their eyes just lit up when they saw us. We hung and shot some pool. I just thank God for what I have and I am thankful for the experience we had during Shrine Bowl Week."

Dixon had a great week of practice at the Shrine Bowl and an outstanding game but the added notoriety did not sway him from his commitment from UNC.

"Everyone knows that I'm going to Carolina and my mind is not changing."

Dixon noted that South Columbus has another player UNC is interested in, Greg "Beast" Ellerbe.

"I know they have been recruiting him but I am not sure if they have offered yet," Dixon said. "When they do offer, he'll commit to UNC. I have been doing a little recruiting myself. He's my boy. He's in the sack."

Ellerbe plays defensive tackle and stands 6-5 and weighs in at 265.

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