Chad Simmons

Offer Alert: Lyn-J Dixon

Autry Denson and Chip Long dipped deep into SEC country for their latest running back scholarship offer. Lyn-J Dixon adds value as a potential return man. He has serious options to stay closer to home.

Class of 2018
Position: Running Back
Top offers: Alabama, Florida, Georgia

Explosiveness and versatility. Those are a couple things that come to mind when watching Dixon’s film, which is linked below. One of the first clips is Dixon returning a kickoff for a touchdown. He also returns punts. That’s a valuable asset. Looks like Dixon spends plenty of time running out of power shotgun sets in high school, where he’s effective making one cut and getting upfield. Decisiveness as a runner is valuable, especially when paired with the vision to see available running lanes. Doesn’t necessarily look like Dixon has blazing speed but he does run away from would-be tacklers.

“I want to feel comfortable with them. I also want to go to a school where the players are supporting each other.” — Dixon

Dixon hasn’t given much away in terms of leaders, although it looks like he might be destined to stay close to home in SEC territory. Dixon has plenty of options in that area. Tennessee has done well early on to get involved and land a Junior Day visit.

Autry Denson, Chip Long

One. Notre Dame already has a running back commitment in hand with four-star prospect Markese Stepp in the fold. Given the small class size expected, there’s probably only room for one more at the position. Finding a smaller, speedier complement to Stepp is probably the ideal. Dixon seems to fit that mold. Could Dixon grow into a slot receiver?

Markese Stepp (commitment), T.J. Pledger, Christian Turner

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