Dixon Picking Up Offers

Ventura (Calif.) St. Bonaventure tight end Bryce Dixon attended UCLA's Junior Day two weeks ago, and is planning on going to USC's this weekend...

Ventura (Calif.) St. Bonaventure tight end Bryce Dixon has seen his recruitment reach some exciting levels over the past few weeks, with several new schools joining the mix for him.

"I've been hearing from UCLA, USC, and Florida a lot lately," Dixon said. "I actually just got a call from Alabama, too, which was pretty cool."

Florida is the most recent offer for the tenth ranked tight end, who was offered by UCLA back in November.

Former UCLA inside wide receivers coach Marques Tuiasosopo was the main recruiter for Dixon, and the coach who initially offered him, but he said that he's already built a relationship with the new coach, Taylor Mazzone.

"He's a really cool guy," Dixon said. "I really like him and I still really like Coach Tui, who's up at Washington, so there's no real effect from him leaving."

Dixon attended UCLA's Junior Day last weekend, and plans to visit USC's this weekend.

"I really enjoyed the UCLA Junior Day," Dixon said. "It was great just going into basically my own backyard to check out a school. I got to talk with the coaches and hang with some other guys, so it was a good time."

Despite the heavy recruitment from USC and UCLA, and the proximity of both schools, Dixon said that location wouldn't be a factor in his recruitment.

That recruitment still looks to have a long way to go. Dixon said that he's unlikely to make a decision until his senior year, and will likely take some visits before he makes a final call.

Right now, he said that although he plays tight end for St. Bonaventure, many schools like him in more of a hybrid role as both a tight end and a wide receiver.

"A lot of schools like UCLA like me as a Y rather than a traditional tight end," Dixon said. "They think I have the skills to split out and play outside as well as the more traditional role."

Dixon currently has a 3.1 GPA and is hoping to raise that during the next three semesters.

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