RECRUITING: Coveted Texas CB names a leader

Lufkin, Texas cornerback Alton Dixon names a leader and talks about his interest in Oklahoma.

ALTON DIXON, CB, 6'0, 190, 4.48, LUFKIN, TEXAS:

If you are looking for a good cover corner, then Alton Dixon is your man. A three-year starter at a very talented high school program, Dixon is considered by many as the best pure cover-corner in Texas.

"I think that is pretty true. I haven't been beaten in a couple of years on many individual passes," said Dixon. "Over the last couple of years I have only given up about 10 catches and most of those were due to my rotater-cuff injury. My shoulder would come out three to four times a game. I had surgery on my shoulder on December 19 and my rehab is coming all great. I am still working on it, and right now I am probably at 85 percent. I am going through spring football and I think I can go through all the drills."

Dixon had 40 tackles, three interceptions, two fumble recoveries and one caused fumble when he knocked a quarterback's helmet off. Dixon is on all special teams except for kick-off returns, and he plans to be on that unit this year.

Dixon can bench 250 pounds, squats 415 and he has a 32-inch vertical jump. Dixon didn't get a chance to play basketball because of his surgery, but he will run the spring relay (anchor), mile relay (anchor/49.0) and 800-meter relay (21.2/200M).

Dixon went to the Oklahoma camp last summer, and this summer he hopes to go back to Oklahoma. Dixon will also participate in the Nike camp at College Station. Dixon has been offered by Arizona, Oklahoma and Texas A&M at this point.

"Right now I am focused on just playing football for my team," said Dixon. "I know that I want to choose a school that can help me get to the next level, and where I can play right away.

"I am trying to keep an open mind. I like Oklahoma pretty good. There coaches remind me of my coaches at Lufkin. I like the way they coach with a lot of excitement, and if you do something wrong they will coach you through it. I guess you could say that Oklahoma is my leader right now."

OU is also recruiting Dixon's teammate — fullback Javorski Lane — and they would like to go school together.

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