Dixon Says USF Verbal Solid After Visit

Hallandale cornerback Ricardo Dixon committed to the Bulls during the USF SuperBull camp in back in August, but has been considered a soft verbal while taking other visits. This weekend the staff brought in the cornerback ranked #33 by Scout.com for an official visit to try and secure that pledge. Read on for all the details, only on USFNation.com!

Hallandale cornerback Ricardo Dixon was part of a Bull rush this summer and gave a verbal commitment to the Bulls during the USF SuperBull camp in back in August, and this weekend the cornerback ranked #33 by Scout.com took his official visit to Tampa.

"The visit went great," said Dixon. "I spent a lot of time with the coaches and the players. We went out and had a great time. It was a lot of fun, and a great experience."

The 3-star corner with over 20 offers continued to receive interest, setting up several official visits and was considered a soft verbal with Ole Miss a heavy consideration. Even though he remained committed to the Bulls, was his official visit to Tampa enough to secure his pledge?

"Coach Leavitt was nervous that I may de-commit, but during our one on one, I told him I'm 100% a Bull. Everybody was so excited. We took a few pictures and then I went back and got some sleep."

When did the coveted corner decide that USF was definitely the choice for him?

"I already had a good feel for the program, but the visit helped solidify that," said Dixon. "I was with my parents and we talked about how beautiful the school was and how it's a great organization, with great coaches, players, and I feel like I already fit in."

Dixon also said that a Friday meeting with Coach Scott helped seal the deal.

"Coach Scott told me that if I took football out of the equation and just had to consider the school itself, would I rather be up at Ole Miss or down here and Florida, and I just knew that USF was the place for me."

"The coaches at USF had a big influence on me, and the whole environment was great," said Dixon. "I also feel like I fit in with the players, and feel like I've know them for awhile."

During the weekend visit Ricardo was hosted by USF receiver Carlton Mitchell who he met when he came in for an unofficial visit, and said he really enjoyed hanging out with him and the rest of the players.

"My favorite part of the weekend was going out and chilling with the players. I really enjoyed hanging out, playing video games and just really get to know them."

Ricardo roomed with fellow commit Jaquez Jenkins also got to meet the other recruits that were in for the weekend.

"Me and Jaquez remembered each other from the SuperBull camp. I had real good conversation with him and the other commits. We have a great class, and have very high expectations of what we're going to do when we get there."

Dixon also got to spend time with several of the uncommitted prospects that were there.

"I talked with the JUCO corner from Rickards, Rudell Crim. He really liked the visit and I think wanted to commit, but has some thinking to do. I think he'll be a Bull in the end. Shane Gordon came in Saturday and I talked with him for a bit this morning. He still has some visits to take, but I got his number and we'll be texting."

Ricardo was supposed to visit Rutgers and West Virginia the next two weeks, but now those plans might have changed.

"I could take the rest of my visits, but I'm not going to. I already called one of the coaches, and will call the other later," said Dixon. "I'm very excited to be a Bull, and can't wait to get here and get it going."

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