Breon Dixon still has two seasons of high school football to play but the outside linebacker already has a double-digit number of schools wanting his talent on campus.
Firmly place Tennessee in that group and Vols coaches hosted the Scout four-star prospect from the Class of 2017 on a junior day this month. Dixon left with positive words for the Orange & White.
“They up there,” Dixon told InsideTennessee. “They at the top, they at the top. I don’t know. I’ve got a pretty good group, but they at the top of it.
“I’m just taking it slow right now. It’s not no big differences right now, but I do like it up (at Tennessee). So they’re up there.”
Dixon suits up for a loaded Peachtree Ridge (Ga.) High School squad that includes sophomore five-star DeAngelo Gibbs and four-star junior Chad Clay, who were also in the group of invite-only visitors to Knoxville.
Dixon said sitting down with coach Butch Jones and his assistants was to his liking and stuck out, “just spending time with the coaching staff and just getting a chance to like talk to them, like hang out with them, getting to know them as persons.”
The ‘backer’s mother has a long-standing relationship with former Tennessee and current Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle Tony McDaniel.
“They’ve been cool for awhile,” Dixon said.
“(McDaniel)’s always been talking to her, like in her ear, ‘He’s got to Tennessee if he gets offered by them.’ Then, once I got offered, ‘Oh, he’s got to go there! It’s the best school in the nation.’ She’s real big on it, so she wanted to get up here and see it.”
The 6-foot-1, 215-pounder from Suwanee, Georgia, already boasts 10 offers with the Florida Gators being the first on the board last November.
“Ever since then it’s just taken off,” Dixon said.
The sophomore added that he expects to return to Tennessee’s campus again before the 2015 calendar flips.