TCU At The Top For Dixon

Derrick Dixon has five offers on the table, including one from TCU. The Frogs are at the top of the list for Dixon, find out why now!

Dallas Skyline safety Derrick Dixon picked up a TCU offer close to a month ago and has five total offers in the fold.

Recently rated as the nation's No. 41 safety prospect by FOXSportsNEXT.com, Dixon has offers from TCU, SMU, Texas Tech, Washington State and West Virginia. He had a busy weekend two weeks ago as he attended junior days at Texas Tech and TCU.

Dixon visited TCU on Sunday and came away impressed with what he saw. He spent most of his visit with cornerbacks coach Clay Jennings, calling the coach a very good coach. Dixon said meeting the different coaches on the staff was the highlight of his visit.

"It was good, I liked the campus," Dixon said. "Meeting the coaches was the best part."

On his visit Dixon also had a chance to meet one-on-one with Frogs' head coach Gary Patterson. Dixon drew high praise from the coach when Patterson told him his ability on the field reminded him of former LSU defensive back Tyrann Mathieu.

"It was good, he said I can come up there and be the next honey badger and stuff," he said. "He was telling me the type of things each safety does and I liked it a lot."

Dixon didn't hesitate when asked where the Frogs sit at the moment in his recruitment.

"They're at the top, because I'd like to stay close to the house and my favorite color is purple," Dixon said. "They put people in the NFL and they use their safeties a lot in their defense. I like to be around the ball."

Texas Tech is also high on the list for Dixon, whose family is originally is from west Texas.

"Texas Tech is up there too," he said. "It's a good school; I liked it a lot when I went down there. I'm from that area; my mom grew up in Midland, Texas before we moved to Dallas."

Regardless of what school he chooses, it appears they have some waiting to do. Dixon isn't in a hurry to make a decision and his recruitment could last for several more months.

"I'm looking at deciding toward the end of my senior year," he said.


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