McKinner Dixon Talks Officials Visits

Lufkin DE/DT <b>McKinner Dixon</b> is one hot commodity and has seen several offers from schools across the country hoping -- given their best efforts -- to collect his John Hancock come Signing Day, '05. He talks about the OU-Texas game in his latest interview with Scout.com (formerly known as TheInsiders.com), plus which program will host him on his first official visit this weekend, who's on tap for an official next weekend, and much more...

With both Oklahoma and Texas being two Big 12 South programs high on the 4-star DL prospect's list, Dixon -- who said he caught the rivalry match-up on T.V. -- weighs in.

"Man, did I," Dixon said regarding whether he checked out the Red River Shootout. "It was a great game. I thought Texas came into that game a lot more prepared this year. And, a lot more prepared than OU probably thought they'd be. Anybody could have won that game, but OU's defense shut Texas down. Texas came in with some good defense, but their offense couldn't produce. That was the difference."

The 4-star stallion from Lufkin high school said the Sooners did not gain any advantage with the 'W' over the Horns.

"Basically, the game was a defensive battle between two great teams. So, no advantage for either team in recruiting me. I'm still looking at everybody right now."

Indeed, he is looking at not only OU and UT, but several other teams as well. As a matter of fact, neither the Horns or Sooners have yet to be penciled in for an official visit. This coming weekend, meanwhile, will mark the first official visit for the east Texas lineman and it has him flyin' to Pac-10 country, followed by another scheduled official visit the week after…

"I'm going to Washington State on an official visit this week (10/15) with Jorvorksie (Lane) and Alton (Dixon)," Dixon said. "Then, I'm going to Texas Tech for an official visit -- the weekend they play Texas (10/22)."

With previous official visits set up to Kansas State (12/10) and Nebraska (12/14), Dixon said, "I'm pretty sure about the visit to Kansas State. I'm not sure if I'm going to go on the Nebraska visit now."

If Dixon cancels his trip to Lincoln 12/14, that still leaves just two remaining official visit slots to fill. The teams fighting for those include, in alphabetical order, A&M, Florida, LSU, Oklahoma and Texas.


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