Nixon Aims To Visit Heels

While most of the North Carolina faithful were disappointed by the Tar Heels' 27-21 loss to Georgia Tech in the season opener, recruit James Nixon liked the "never say die" attitude the Heels showed during the bout with the 16th ranked Yellow Jackets.

"I like their determination," said Nixon. "They've had their ups and downs, but they've never really give up. They always try to come back and win. And their offense is very good – I like their offense a lot."

Nixon, a 6-foot, 175-pound athlete from New Haven (Conn.) Hyde Leadership, lists UNC among his favorites and hopes to schedule an official visit to Chapel Hill in the near future.

"I haven't spoken to them in a while," said Nixon. "Hopefully I get in contact with them real soon to set up an [official] visit. I want to just go down there, have some fun, get a feel for the team and the environment, see if I can live down there for four years, and get a chance to vibe with the coaches and see how they get along with the players."

In addition to the Tar Heels, Nixon hopes to schedule official visits with Virginia, Rutgers, Connecticut, and Maryland. All of his favorites have extended Nixon a scholarship offer.

An All-American in track, Nixon's speed (legit 4.4-forty) and overall ability make him a viable candidate to play many positions at the next level on the gridiron.

"[North Carolina is] recruiting me just as an athlete," said Nixon. "Most of the schools now are recruiting me as an athlete."

Nixon's senior football season doesn't begin until this week when Hyde Leadership plays Windsor Locks-Suffield. As a junior, Nixon rushed for close to 700 yards and four touchdowns in just four games. He also forced two fumbles and picked off four passes on defense.

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