Busy Wednesday Nets Nixon Two Offers

Viera, Fla., class of 2016 pass catcher is now up to six offers with more camps to come after securing a pair of offers Wednesday.

Tre Nixon had not heard from Penn State before the program arrived in DeLand, Fla., for a camp at Stetson University.

By the time the 6-foot-1, 160 pound class of 2016 receiver left campus, though, both new plenty about each other. So much, in fact, that the Lions offered the Viera, Fla., High pass catcher Wednesday.

Miami also offered the same day, meaning the receiver's recruitment is off and running with six offers in hand.

"It was awesome meeting the staff," Nixon said. "I was very honored.

"It was awesome meeting the staff," Nixon said. "I was very honored. [Penn State head coach] James Franklin Is a very inspiring man, and [Penn State receivers] Coach [Josh] Gattis told me they're going to move forward in my recruiting process. He's a very good coach."

Nixon worked out for the Lions' staff in both position work and individual drills at the camp. He believes his speed left a lasting mark on Franklin and Gattis.

"I probably ran a sub 4.4," Nixon said. "Once they saw my speed, they saw in the 1-on-1's that I was pretty much unguardable.

"I did individual work with Coach Franklin then, and he was throwing the ball to see how I adjusted and stuff like that. He's a very unique coach."

Stetson was the second of two satellite camps Penn State's staff worked in June, and though Nixon said he could have made the trip to State College, he added it was much easier to make the 45 minute in-state drive.

The pass catcher already has a familiarity with Penn State, as coined his mother's boyfriend as "a huge fan of Penn State."

"I would consider any school that gives me an offer," Nixon said. "I know they're a very good program, and seat over 100,000 [fans] in their stadium, which is very impressive."

Miami running backs coach Hurlie Brown has handled Nixon's recruitment for the Hurricanes, and the pass catcher said he impressed enough to earn an offer at a recent camp despite it being cut short by rain.

"It means a lot to [have a Miami offer]," Nixon said. "They have a lot of greats go into the NFL, and it's a good feeling for me. I like the campus, and everything is good at Miami."

The same can be said about his relationship with Brown.

"We have a good relationship," Nixon said. "He always stops at our school every year, and he's a good, all-around funny guy."

"We have a good relationship," Nixon said. "He always stops at our school every year, and he's a good, all-around funny guy."

Nixon's most recent stop came at Stanford while he was visiting his father on the west coast, and the junior said he also plans to attend a camp at Arizona this Friday.

From there, he said his only other potential stop is at South Carolina in July.


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