Meyer: Johnnie Dixon Out For Season

One of the most hyped true freshmen for Ohio State, wideout Johnnie Dixon, is undergoing knee surgery and is out for the year, head coach Urban Meyer said today.

Speaking on his weekly radio show Thursday afternoon, Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer said true freshman wide receiver Johnnie Dixon is out for the season because of knee surgery. Meyer said that Dixon faces tendinitis in both knees.

Having only played in one game thus far, Dixon would be eligible for a medical redshirt per NCAA rules.

Dixon made his debut in the Kent State game Sept. 13, running the ball four times for 20 yards with a long of 9. A four-star prospect from West Palm Beach (Fla.) Dwyer, Dixon came to OSU as the No. 30-rated wideout in the class of 2014 and the No. 151 overall player.

Dixon arrived at Ohio State in January as an early enrollee and impressed, showing enough maturity that he was allowed to practice with the veterans on the opening day of camp along with fellow true freshman Raekwon McMillan. Dixon was also one of the first freshmen to have his black stripe removed and made the champions club over the summer.

"I'm a playmaker," Dixon told BSB on media day in August. "Just all around, not just from an offensive standpoint but special teams also. That's a big part of getting on the field is special teams also. Hopefully I can fit right in and get some playing time."

Dixon joins class of 2014 members Kyle Berger (knee), Dylan Thompson (kneecap) and Marshon Lattimore (hamstring) as true freshmen who face likely season-ending injuries.

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