Ahmad Dixon: Still 100% Committed

Waco Midway star Ahmad Dixon talks to Burnt Orange Beat about his track season and his plans for next week's Texas Longhorn Spring Game. The 6-1, 190-pounder has been a very busy man since he committed to the Longhorns on February 9, 2009.

Since Waco Midway's Ahmad Dixon pledged to the Texas Longhorns, Dixon has barely had a chance to settle down. Dixon was a key contributor on his Panther basketball team that made it to the regional semifinals of the high school playoffs.

After the basketball season, Dixon also made a quick trip to Las Vegas to play in the Scout/Badger 7on7 Passing Tournament. Dixon impressed the observers there as he made the All-Camp team. See highlights () of Dixon at the tournament and an interview () from Las Vegas. Dixon, who plays safety for Midway, got a chance to play corner for the Texas team in the tournament.

"I learned some things at corner," said Dixon, who will be given a shot at corner for the Longhorns.

In addition to the hardwood and the passing tournament, Dixon has been spending his time at the track as well as he is a key sprinter for the Panther track team. Dixon runs three relay events for Midway - the 4 x 100, the 4 x 200, and 4 x 400. Dixon did not make Saturday's closed scrimmage in Austin due to that track schedule.

"I had a track meet (on Saturday) and couldn't make it to Austin. I will be down there next weekend though," Dixon told Burnt Orange Beat on Sunday.

"We won the 4 x 400 and came in second (to Waco High) in the 200 and 100. We will be at the Texas Relays next weekend," Dixon added. Dixon said he would stay for Sunday's Texas Longhorn Spring Game.

"I'm still 100% committed," said Dixon.

Dixon burst onto the scene as sophomore at Midway registering 105 tackles on his way to first team All-District honors. He backed up the terrific sophomore season with a junior season that was even better earning first team All-District and All-State honors after posting 114 tackles, four interceptions, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries for a Midway team that advanced to the 4A state semifinals.

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