Dixon Plans To Surprise UNC

Bryan Dixon's surprise isn't if he will fax his Letter of Intent to the North Carolina coaching staff today -- they have known he was solid since his verbal commitment. The 5-foot-11, 185-pounder figures to surprise the coaches and fans with what they see this fall.

"Ya'll will see when I get there, it'll be a surprise," explained Dixon with a laugh. "It won't be the same old high school kid; it's going to be a big surprise."

Dixon's secondary coach, Coach Jordan, won't be surprised. He feels Dixon has all the tools to be a dominating cornerback or safety for the Tar Heels.

"He's an explosive athlete," explained Jordan. "He has big game capability and is a playmaker. He's an excellent cover corner; he can actually divide the field in half. He reads routes very well, closes on the ball, has excellent speed, exceptional vertical jump, and one of the best open field tacklers we've seen in a while."

Also not surprising was Dixon's verbal pledge to the Heels in mid-June. The Tabor City (N.C.) South Columbus product had always wanted to be a Tar Heel.

"He's always been a Carolina fan," remarked Jordan. "When he first came to South Columbus, we'd seen him walking around with Carolina sweatshirts on. That's where he wanted to go."

Dixon agrees -- "North Carolina has always been the school I wanted to go to," he said. "It's a good school. I like the coaching staff, the school atmosphere and the environment."

Once Dixon passes a few required classes this semester, he will be fully qualified.

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