Dixon ready for Oregon trip

Ventura (Calif.) St. Bonaventure tight end Bryce Dixon gets ready for an official visit to Eugene this weekend.

This weekend, Oregon returns home to face Washington State and St. Bonaventure tight end Bryce Dixon is slated to be the marquee visitor.

The 6-foot-4, 220-pound four-star tight end out will arrive in Eugene on Friday and already has his sights set on the new bells and whistles around Autzen Stadium.

"I want to check out the new facilities," Dixon said. "That's what everybody is talking about and saying its top notch."

Dixon is also interested in interacting with the community and hoping that the program welcomes him with open arms.

"I like that feeling," Dixon said. "I want to see if Oregon has that type of a feel." Dixon said he will hang out for a little while when he arrives and talk to the coaches before the game on Saturday. One of the things he plans on discussing is what Oregon has to offer academically.

"I'll watch the game, talk about how they will use me and talk about academics," Dixon said. "Academics are real big for me because I want to major in kinesiology and minor in business."

Due to phone issues, Dixon has had sporadic contact with Oregon tight ends coach Tom Osbourne as of late. But, with the departure of Colt Lyerla and the emergence of freshman Johnny Mundt in his absence, Dixon becomes a more intriguing target for Oregon going forward. They'll be in a battle for him with three other teams as of right now.

"My top teams are still Oregon, USC, UCLA and Florida," Dixon said.

Having already visited Florida, Dixon said he plans on visiting USC and UCLA and could see the Trojans take on Utah at the end of them month.

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