Toren Dixon has good showing at scout's combine
Height: 6' 2" (scout combine)
Weight: 187 (scout combine)
40 time: 4.62 (scout combine)
vertical:37.5" (scout combine)
broadjump:116" (scout combine)
Grades:3.26 GPA / Takes ACT for 1st time in July
From: Baton Rouge, LA
High School: Redempionist
The following information was revealed during our interview with Toren Dixon:
How do you feel like you competed today? "A lot better than I did at the Nike combines. I feel like I improved tremendously from the Nike Combine last week (at Ole Miss). I improved in all of my times, and I was impressed with my performances today."
Which combines have you attended and where do you go from here? "I have been to the Nike combines at TCU and Ole Miss. I have been to this one (scout at Tulane), and I plan on going to LSU and Texas Tech and maybe Florida's."
Which position are you being recruited to play on the next level? "Some schools are recruiting me as a free safety, and some are recruiting me as a wide receiver like New Mexico State, Mississippi State, N' Western, and Texas Tech. The schools that like me at safety are Southern Mississippi, ULM, and I believe Florida."
What are your strengths on both sides of the ball? "Offensively, my height and speed. When I go up against the smaller DB's, I can go up and get the ball and make the big play. And defensively, I can use the same skills I have at receiver and use it at DB. When I am guarding the WR's, I just watch the QB's eyes and I just make a play on the ball. Some of the same skills apply on both sides of the ball. It is an easy adjustment from FS to WR."
What most are you working on? "This summer, I really want to work on my speed. I want to get it down to the 4.5's to 4.4's. I also want to gain about 10 pounds, so I can get to 200. That would be a good playing weight for me."
Which schools are currently recruiting you the hardest? "New Mexico State, ULM, N' Western, and Mississippi State."
Any offers? "Yes, I received one from N' Western, and I got a phone call from Coach Hal Mummy yesterday. He said they were real close to offering me, and they wanted me to take an official visit with them either in January or in the Fall. I am going to go over there to check it out and see what kind of school it is."
Anymore phone calls? "I had been talking to LSU a lot, but I have not talked to them in a while now, so."
Which schools are standing out for you? "I like the SEC schools a lot, but I am mainly looking at how the coaches are, their system, as well as how far it is from home. Those are the things I am going to be looking at while I am being recruited.
OM Spirit Top Stories
Thornberry Wins National ChampionshipBraden Thornberry is a national champion.
OM SpiritYesterday at 5:55 PM
Inconsistency Kept Rebels From NCAA BidColby Bortles and Tate Blackman sat in the home dugout at Swayze Field, and gazed out onto the field while waiting to speak to local media on Monday afternoon.
OM SpiritYesterday at 11:50 AM
Ole Miss Freshmen Signees Report Memorial DayOle Miss signed 23 players in February. Twenty one of the nation's No. 29 overall rated college football class are expected to qualify. All but a couple will report today.
OM SpiritYesterday at 9:58 AM
Rebels Left Out of NCAA TournamentFor just the third time in Mike Bianco's tenure as head coach, Ole Miss was left out of the NCAA Tournament.
OM SpiritYesterday at 9:21 AM