USF Commit Dixon Ready to Impress at Camp

Ricardo Dixon from Hallandale HS commited to the Bulls at the USF SuperBull camp. In this exclusive interview find out why the 4-star prospect, who is rated No. 26 at CB chose USF, his thoughts on the SuperBull camp, and playing in this weekends Sling & Shoot. Only on! Get it First, Get it Fast

The Super Bull camp was a huge success for South Florida with seven commitments since the camp. One of the six players to choose USF at the camp was Ricardo Dixon from Hallandale HS, and the 4-star corner talks about his choice.

"I feel it was a pretty good choice for me, and there were a lot of things that factored into it," said Dixon. "It's a great organization, with great coaches, players, and I feel like I already fit in."

In a state known for top-level corner prospects, Ricardo Dixon is a talented corner prospect that is quickly becoming one of the top defensive backs for 2009. Dixon is a very aggressive cover corner, and has the speed and potential to be a top lockdown corner as well. As Junior he recorded 50 tackles, 1 INT, with 30 pass break-ups. Dixon is everything the Bulls look for in a corner, and he tells USFN what he likes about the Bulls.

"The coaches had a big influence on me, and we have a real good relationship, and the environment was great," said Dixon. "I also feel like I fit in with the players. They're all real down to earth guys. I sat down with them and asked them some questions, and they gave me some real honest answers. I feel like I've know them for awhile."

Since the spring evaluation period the 6'0-176 pound, 4-star prospect rated the 21st best at the position, had over 20 offers including USF, South Carolina, Florida State, Ole Miss, Auburn, Rutgers, UCF, Tennessee, Boston College and Georgia before choosing to play for the Bulls.

"Another big factor was that it‘s close to home," said Dixon. "My family tells me every day that they would love to see me play almost every game. That and I just loved the campus."

Also committing to play for USF with Dixon were Victor Marc, and James Green, two former teammates and friends, but coming into the camp that wasn't the plan.

"We really didn't talk about playing together early on, because the same schools didn't offer us," said Dixon. "We said if we don't get the same offer from a school that we like, and we feel is up to our standards, then we would go to different school but still keep in contact. But, in the long run it all turned out for the best."

The trio talked about it, playing around with the idea, but didn't get serious until at the camp. "We met mostly all of the coaches and they were real down to earth and cool. They were almost like a player, but they have that authority," said Dixon. "When we were at the camp I went into a little joking mode and the coach said it isn't playing time any more lets do it, and that's when I got into serious mode."

The talented corner has been to many camps but said the one at USF was unique.

"It was not like any other camp. Usually anybody can go to a camp, but the SuperBull camp was all top recruits from all over. We went up against each other. So it was a real challenge."

The 4-star Hallandale prospect also said that being at Raymond James stadium for the camp was quite an experience.

"It was a real good atmosphere. Especially, when we put our gear on and came out of the tunnel. We were like dang the stadium is big. On TV everything looks big, but when got out there, we saw the boat and it was smaller on the field but it was a real nice stadium," said Dixon. "Then we got into that competitive mode, with everybody trying to be the best. The atmosphere was great and I could see myself playing there on Saturdays."

Dixon said he plans on taking a couple official visits either this summer or fall. With that in mind how solid is commitment to the Bulls?

"It's solid, and I'm comfortable with my choice," said Dixon. "But if another school blows me away, then I may have to sit down and think about it."

With the decision out of the way Dixon is going to the USF Sling & Shoot this weekend, his first camp since committing to the Bulls. "I'm not going just for the fun of it," said Dixon. "It will be fun being with the team and spending time together, but it's really for the competition. Our coach wants to see how we stack up."

Dixon said he wasn't sure what teams or what players will be at this weekends camp, but said that was of little importance.

"I don't know what teams are going, but what ever teams are there, I'll be going to go up against the best receiver," said Dixon. "I want to show people that more then a lock-down corner. Just because I'm little doesn't mean I can't hold my own."

The 4-star Bulls commit did say what he wants to accomplish over the weekend tournament.

"I want to come home with a championship, come home a winner."

Stay tuned to for further updates with Ricardo and the rest of the 2009 recruiting class.

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