"I've been talking to Baylor, Ohio State, Oregon... Alabama came to me yesterday. They (Alabama) said a lot of colleges sleep on my size, but I'm a baller. They're gonna wake up. (Alabama is) looking at me right now."
It's no wonder Nixon's recruitment is close to blowing up. The 5-foot-8, 170-pound inside receiver/running back was dynamite on the football field for DeSoto last season, racking up nearly 1900 all-purpose yards. He is confident more offers will start pouring in over the course of May.
"By next month, it's gonna add up."
Coach Eric Morris is Nixon's primary recruiter for Texas Tech. He hasn't been in contact lately due to Nixon's track obligations, but Tech is hot on the trail of the standout prospect. They were the first school to offer him, with coach Morris famously extending an offer via Nixon's head coach last summer after Nixon took a return to the house during a practice.
"(Tech Football's) the same as DeSoto. They're fast.... Great school, they want you to become a man after you leave... it's like family."
Nixon actually wanted to take an unofficial visit last year, but a regional track meet conflicted with those plans. He wants to take an unofficial to Lubbock this year, but doesn't know if it'll happen.
"The reason why I didn't take an unofficial visit last year was because of a regional track meet. They changed it this year, but last year it was just messed up. We do summer workouts, 7-on-7, it'd be hard (to take an unofficial to Tech)."
The Scout four-star lists a very early top five of Oregon, TCU, Baylor, West Virginia, and Ohio State.
"I'll probably commit the spring going into my senior year - so maybe next year's spring."
Nixon holds offers from Arizona State, Louisville, SMU, and Texas Tech. He also reports interest from Alabama, Baylor, Ohio State, Oregon, TCU, and West Virginia.