"My mother is who everybody has to go through and she only talks to coaches (Hugh) Freeze (at Ole Miss) and (Todd) Grantham (at Louisville)," Dixon said. "That pretty much tells you all you need to know. There are some other schools who have requested home visits with me next week, but it's probably going to come down to those two."
The No. 26 rated outside linebacker was Georgia's first commitment for Kirby Smart. A week before the start of his season he decided to reopen his recruitment. Schools have offered from coast-to-coast which includes Georgia, Alabama, Auburn, Georgia Tech, Tennessee, Florida, Stanford, Miami, North Carolina, Arizona State, Illinois and the two front runners in Ole Miss and Louisville.
"It's been a wild ride, to be honest. The phone never stops ringing. That's why my mother is taking control. It (phone) just never stops. Coaches are always at my school. Sometimes you feel like you can never get away from it. Now everyone wants to come by our house. I'm glad I'm graduating in December so I can get away from it all."
The Under Armour All-American will visit Ole Miss this weekend.
"Things really started heating up between us a couple months back. They went over my 2017 film and told me out of all of the players they are recruiting at my position I was their No. 1 guy. They started rattling off the names that they were going after. That made me start looking at them hard. It's not like I hadn't been looking at them hard before. I went over there last year for the LSU game. I had a blast. I knew back then that it was a school I could fit into. But the biggest thing is I'm an early enrollee. I want to come in and have some extra time to come in there and learn their defense so I'm ready to make an impact next season. I know I can come in there at Ole Miss and play for the Landshark defense."
The position Ole Miss has in mind is the position that former Grayson star Denzel Nkemdiche played for the Rebels.
"They want to use me like they used Denzel. They need someone who is mobile that can cover the slots and blitz off the edge. There are a lot of ways they want to use me. I followed Denzel while he was at Ole Miss and loved how they used him. That's when I started following Ole Miss."
Explosive is a good word to summarize Dixon's game. The last two seasons the All-State linebacker has accumulated over 20 sacks and eight interceptions.
"I've got a nose for the ball. Speed and toughness is what I pride myself on. I try to set the tone from the first play. I can cover, get after the passer, and support the run game. I worked a lot on my footwork this offseason while training at ESP. I'm running in the mid 4.5's (forty yard dash). I feel like I'm a playmaker on defense. I love to make the big play."
Ole Miss is hoping to add this weapon to their defensive arsenal next season.
"I know they need some linebackers to come in there and play next season. It's really a good situation for me. They don't recruit you to not play you early. They like to play the guys who are ready to play no matter which year you are. I also know a lot of people who go to Ole Miss. I trained with Donta Evans over here (in Georgia). Montrell Custis and I use to play park ball together. We grew up down the street from one another. Last year on my visit I hung out with Shea Patterson the whole time. We keep up with one another. I feel comfortable with a lot of their guys there. They tell me that their coaches are going to look after you. Even if you get hurt it's not like the next guy up. They rehab you as hard as they can to get you back on the field. Their team is real close. It's a great school with a great fan base and you'll have a lot of fun."
The Rebels are in good position but they are no shoo-in by any means. Louisville is also a major factor.
"I'm going up there the weekend after I go to Ole Miss. It's the same thing as Ole Miss. I have a chance to get in there and make an impact early. I feel comfortable with their coaches too. Coach (Tony) Grantham has been recruiting me since my freshman season. They want me to come in and play right away. Both schools do. Their players let me know that and they have the numbers to back it up."
A decision could be made any day but he will not announce it until the Under Armour game in early January.
"I'll probably give a private commitment and then let everyone know where I'm headed at the Under Armour game. That's the plan."
Yancy Porter is the recruiting analyst for the Ole Miss Spirit and he can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org