Dixon Narrows List

Dennis Dixon, 6-3, 175 pound quarterback from San Leandro (Calif.) had cut his list down to seven teams. Are the Beavers still in the running for the quarterback of the future?

"The four teams I cut are Oklahoma, Washington State, Colorado and Northwestern," Dixon said. "I really want to wish all four schools the best of luck in the future and I'm thankful they took the time to recruit me.

"I now have seven schools. I will take official visits to Florida State, Washington and Oregon and unofficial trips to USC, UCLA, Arizona State and Oregon State. The reason I'm using un-officials on the four schools is because I've been to all of them already.

"I've been to UCLA several times with Jarrad (Page) and know what they have to offer. USC is so close that using an offical trip there does not make sense. I took an unofficial trip to ASU last season and liked it a lot. I camped at Oregon State and I went there this past weekend and got a good feeling of what they have there."

San Leandro assistant coach Scott Nady took Dixon along with three other teammates, Sam Cheatham, Reggie McPherson and junior Sekeli Faateteete to the Oregon State-UCLA two weekends ago.

"On our way back, we stopped at Oregon and toured the campus and the stadium," Nady said. "We thought about breaking into the stadium and found a way to get it done. Dennis was actually half way under the fence when I realized that it was probably not such a good idea. Imagine that story, coach and players arrested:) But, he LOVED the campus and decided to put it on his visit list, even though it does not have baseball. If he attended Oregon he would play pro baseball in the summer."

Nady added that Dixon will fill the two official visit slots with two of the teams currently getting an unofficial.

"On November 17, we'll sit down and make another cut and that could come from either list- official or unofficial trip list," Nady said. "He still plans on announcing his college choice at a school press conference on Signing Day."

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