Recruiting: Texas LB waiting for OU's offer

College Station LB David Nixon is interested in OU, but is the feeling mutual?


Nixon may be the most underrated linebacker in Texas, because he didn't actually start last year.

"I led our team in tackles, sacks and tackles for losses. So, I was actually a starter without being a starter. I really can't tell you why I didn't start last year, but I was in the game early in the first quarter and then I played most of the game."

Nixon finished with 87 tackles, 12 ½ sacks, 15 tackles for losses and two fumble recoveries. Nixon went to the Texas A&M and BYU summer camps. He also attended the NIKE camp in College Station back in May. Nixon can bench 290 pounds, squats 440 and he has a 31-inch vertical jump.

"I have never played inside linebacker," said Nixon. "So, I guess I am an outside linebacker, but to be honest I will play anywhere they will let me play in college, so just call me a linebacker."

Nixon has been offered by Texas A&M, Arizona and BYU at this point.

"I have had several schools that have shown a great interest in me, but those three have been the schools that have stepped up and offered," said Nixon. "I think I will make a commitment sometime in the next couple of weeks and I really have it down to Texas A&M and BYU at this point. I would be interested in UCLA and Oklahoma if they would offer. However, Oklahoma and Texas are the only two schools not to contact me, but if they did I would get interested."

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