Frisco (Tx.) Lone Star High wide receiver Jaylen Dixon is seeing his recruitment pick up of late. He snagged his first two power five offers in Iowa State and Syracuse. The Orange have been in touch with Dixon for some time, and finally came through with the scholarship opportunity on Monday.
"(Wide receivers) coach (Kim) McCloud offered and he just asked if I was interested," Dixon said. "I (said) I was interested in the program and like was they do on offense. I was stoked. It's my second power five. My first was Iowa State."
The relationship between Dixon and coach McCloud is still in its early stages. Despite being in contact for over a month, the two are still learning about and getting to know one another. Even though the relationship is still developing, Dixon has a strong early impression of what could be his future position coach.
"He definitely seems like a cool guy," Dixon said. "I would need to get to know him a bit better, but he definitely seems real cool."
The 5-foot-10, speedy playmaker does not have a specific date set yet to check out the Orange in person. That does not mean a visit is not in the works however, Dixon says he is taking his visits over the summer, and will be planning dates sometime soon. Syracuse is on his list of schools to see.
Syracuse already has Dixon's high even without a visit and the relationship in its infancy. The reason? The offense of head coach Dino Babers and the reputation that brings to the table.
"They run up tempo," Dixon said. "(I) like (that they) throw the ball around a lot. I definitely feel like I'm a great playmaker that can get out into space and make plays."
When checking out Dixon's highlight tape (in the video at the top of the page), he frequently shows playmaking ability, quickness and speed. He primarily plays out of the slot, where he could excel in Syracuse's offense.
With Iowa State and others in pursuit, Dixon is not rushing into a decision. He says he will make the call whenever he feels comfortable that he has found the right fit. Syracuse will get their chance to make their pitch this summer when he is on campus.