Dixon heating up

Notre Dame is looking to add a slot wide receiver in their 2014 class, and one prospect they're pursuing is Johnnie Dixon of Florida. Dixon explains why the Irish are high on him, what his plans are for the future, and who's recruiting him hardest.

Wide receiver Johnnie Dixon of Palm Beach Gardens (Fla.) Dwyer has quiety become of the most sought after wide receivers in the talent-rich state of Florida. Notre Dame offered Dixon a few weeks ago.

"[Notre Dame running back] Coach (Tony) Alford has been down to see me a couple of times," Dixon said. "He likes the type of wide receiver that I am and thinks that I could be an impact player because they don't have players of my type of their roster right now."

"I can go anywhere – inside or outside, but most schools are recruiting me to play the slot," Dixon said. "My route running is my strength," Dixon said. "Also, I'm very physical.

Dixon is keeping his options open as his recruitment continues to bring in new offers.

"I might take a visit to Notre Dame this summer, I haven't line up anything yet though," Dixon said. "I'm still very open. I'll probably take a few visits, just not sure where. I am taking my time. I want to take my official visits, and then I will decide after that sometime in the fall or winter."

Dixon said he knows the Irish have a lot to offer.

"I just know that they have a really good school and good football," Dixon said.

When it comes to schools showing the most interest right now, Dixon named quite a few.

"I would say North Carolina State, West Virginia, Tennessee, Florida, Miami, Louisville, Ohio State, and Alabama."

The 5-foot-11, 190-pound wide receiver says he wants to see the field as soon as possible in college.

"Early playing time, education, and if it feels like a family to me will matter," Dixon said.

Dixon is currently a three-star prospect and ranked as the No. 48 wide receiver in 2014. During his junior year, he had 33 catches for 610 yards and six touchdowns.

Scout.com national recruiting analyst Chad Simmons described Dixon's game:

"Dixon just gets open and catches the football. There is nothing real flashy about his game, but he is strong off the ball, he tracks the ball well, and he has very strong hands. He looks thick for a receiver, but he still moves very well. He is as consistent as they come."

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