4-Star LB Breon Dixon will enroll at his school of choice in January

Breon Dixon out of Loganville, Ga., took in the Egg Bowl last weekend while on his official visit to Ole Miss. The Rebels got thumped by their archrival Mississippi State but the Scout 300 linebacker didn't take it as a negative. In fact, he left with a good taste.

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"Man, my official visit to Ole Miss was great," Dixon said. "I got to spend a lot of time with coaches (Chris) Kiffin, (Corey) Batoon, and (Hugh) Freeze. I ate breakfast with coach Freeze Sunday morning. I got a chance to watch the game. I saw they really needed me in there at linebacker for them. There's a real chance for me to come in there and be an impact player. That's all you can ask. Plus, I know a lot of the people at Ole Miss who are from around here who go to school there, non football players too. I have a good network over there at Ole Miss."

Ole Miss fans were disgusted by the Rebel's performance and felt like all was lost but not Breon.

"I never look about what is going on right now. A lot of teams get better and get worse by the time you get there. Ole Miss is just really young. They had so many players who weren't playing in that game. Guys like Ken Webster, Chad Kelly, Evan Engram and just a lot of key players. They had to throw Shea in there at the end of the season. Shea is learning. I've been following Shea for a couple years now. He's going to win big while he's at Ole Miss. I know what type of talent he has to work with on the offensive side of the ball. They have a talented and young secondary too. I like their defensive line. They just need to add some play makers at linebacker to give (DeMarques) Gates some help. That's what I'm here for."


The All-State performer was also impressed with the game day atmosphere at Ole Miss.

"I went up there to see them play LSU last year, but I didn't get to go to the Grove. The Ole Miss fans probably stuck out to me the most when I went to the game. They were crazy. The team was struggling at the end of the season and they packed it out to try and give them a lift. As a player that is important. It's not always going to be roses when you are in school. It's big to have a fan base that sticks by you win or lose. I got to see the Walk of Champions and saw how much love their fans give to their players. They are all about Ole Miss football around there."

The Rebels are wanting him to fill the "Denzel Nkemdiche" role.

"I had a chance to watch their schemes. They see me like Denzel. They said I have a chance to play a little safety on 3rd downs too. They want to do a lot of different things with me. We watched a lot of film on Denzel (Nkemdiche) and Serderius Bryant. They told me that I have the same skill set as those two."

Ole Miss' defensive coordinator for the last five years, Dave Wommack, retired last week. They still have not filled his slot but that's not a big deal for Breon.

"Most of the defenses are multiple now so that doesn't make a lot of difference for me."

Dixon met with the Ole Miss coaches one last time before leaving from his trip.

"We talked about the linebackers in the game and how they need me to come in and play right away next season. We talked about a lot of good stuff. They talked a lot with my parents. It was really just getting to know one another better. They kept comparing me to Denzel and told me I had a chance to come in there and be right in the mix at weakside linebacker. They can use me a lot of different ways. They want me to come in and be an impact player for their defense."

Coach Maurice Harris for Ole Miss was in Breon's school and house on Tuesday.

"Coach Harris came to my school and then he left to visit with my mother. She said it went well. She feels comfortable with me being at Ole Miss. My dad does too. They really like their staff and feel comfortable around them."

Louisville is the other finalist and they were also be his school Tuesday.

"Coach (Todd) Grantham came by the school. He's been recruiting me since I was in 9th grade. I went up there once before with my mother. I'm anxious to get back up there to see what all is going on. I just want to get a better feel for it up there."

Breon graduates in December and will enroll at either Ole Miss or Louisville in January.

"I'll let the staff know what I'm going to do but I'm going to wait for the Under Armour All-American game to announce it. We've already set that up."

Breon has over 10 sacks and 20 tackles from behind the line of scrimmage this season and has helped Grayson to the State 7A Semi-finals which will be played Friday.


Yancy Porter is the recruiting analyst for the Ole Miss Spirit and he can be reached at yporter@scout.com


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