Atlanta D-lineman loved Tennessee

Several area and local high school prospects were in attendance Saturday night for Tennessee's home game with the University of Oregon. One unofficial visitor that made the trip from Atlanta, Georgia, was three-star defensive lineman Barron Dixon.

Several area and local high school prospects were in attendanceSaturday night for Tennessee's home game with the University of Oregon.

One unofficial visitor that made the tripfrom Atlanta, Ga., was three-star defensive lineman Barron Dixon.

It appears that Dixon came away from this visit very impressed with Tennessee's game day experience.

"It went really well," Dixon told InsideTennessee.com. "This was my first game to attend at the University of Tennessee, it was incredible."

Dixon apparently was blown away with several factors of his game day experience.

"The atmosphere was crazy," Dixon said. "It was so intense, playing in front of over 100,000 screaming fans. It doesn't get any better than this. I couldn't hear my mom talk to me in the stands, it was that crazy."

While Dixon has no official offer from Tennessee at the current time, he is hoping one may be on the way in the future.

"I'm really hoping for an offer from Tennessee," Dixon said. "I'm going to stay in contact with them and they have been recruiting me hard, also. Coach Lance Thompson is the coach recruiting me for Tennessee. I understand it's a process, it will be worth the wait, I would love to be a Tennessee Volunteer."

According to Dixon, Tennessee is recruiting the defensive lineman as a defensive tackle.

Dixon did get a chance to sit down and visit with Coach Derek Dooley on the Vols game day.

"We just talked about how I was doing in school, how my season was going, he asked about my family," Dixon said. "He really seems to care about me as a person, not just a football player.

"I like Tennessee a lot. They are definitely one of my top favorites. An offer would probably put them on top."

Dixon currently has offers from Arkansas, Cincinnati, Mississippi State, Illinois, Louisville, Maryland, Ole Miss, and Middle Tennessee State.


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