RECRUITING: Louisiana WR has two favorites

Did Oklahoma make the cut for Reserve, La. WR Ricky Dixon?


Ricky Dixon is one of those great athletes that if you put 10 coaches in a room they all would have a different opinion where he would play. However, the two most prominent positions for him appears to be wide receiver and safety.

"I start at receiver on my high school team and I am the back-up quarterback," said Dixon. "I go into the game at safety on third downs or when we go to our nickel package. I think most college coaches are recruiting me to play wide receiver, and that is where I want to play."

Dixon broke into the starting lineup his sophomore year at safety and then last year moved over to offense at wide receiver, while still playing some at safety. Dixon finished last season with 66 catches for 1,373 yards and 19 touchdowns. He also added another 450 yards rushing at quarterback, on reverses and at halfback.

Dixon can bench 300 pounds, squats 390 and he has posted a 34-inch vertical jump. He also runs the 200M (22.3) and the 4X200 (anchor) relay.

Dixon attended a camp recently in Atlanta and he has been to two junior days at LSU, sneaking in with his cousin after his sophomore year. At this point, Dixon has been offered by 18 different schools and more will be on the way.

"I have about five schools that I like a lot right now," said Dixon. "I like Florida, LSU, Tennessee, UCLA, Ole Miss, and Mississippi State. I also talked to the coach at Oklahoma and they have offered me. I like them because they throw the ball a lot, but those other schools are showing me the most interest right now. I would say that LSU and Florida are my top two schools right now.

"Getting along with the coaches, facilities and how close the campus is are some of things that I will be looking at in recruiting. I don't really care about where the school is located, except that I don't want to go anywhere where it is cold."

Dixon is still looking to qualify.

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