Nixon Hopes To Attract Offers

Pittsburgh (PA) Central Catholic receiver Anthony Nixon has been a vital member of the varsity team since his freshman year. Heading into his junior year, Nixon can finally receive offers, and he hopes to snag a few when September rolls around.

Anthony Nixon is a 6-2, 185-pound receiver for the Vikings. He has played in every varsity game since his freshman year. As a sophomore, he became a full-time starter at receiver, where he caught 15 passes for 300 yards and two touchdowns. He earned all-Big East honors, a rarity for a sophomore in his conference.

Already, Nixon has gotten an idea that schools will be in to see him during his junior year.

"There's some coaches that have been to our school to check on us," Nixon said. "Pitt and Cincinnati told our coaches they'd be by. Akron, Kent State."

Nixon says, though, he's a Big East guy.

"I like watching Pitt," Nixon said. "I like watching West Virginia. That's a big rivalry, the Backyard Brawl. Cincinnati has since won the Big East, back-to-back. I like the Big East."

Recently, Nixon and his teammates were down at Pitt for a 7-on-7 passing camp. Aside from being able to compete in a scrimmage-type atmosphere, Nixon enjoyed being able to take a closer look at a Division I program like Pitt.

"I've done it before, and it was pretty nice, it was good," Nixon said. "I've been down for a (spring) practice (at Pitt) before. I've seen how Division I players are playing."

Nixon also plays safety on defense, and had another 200 yards on just eight returns on special teams, last season.

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