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.
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.