Is There a Chance With Louisiana WR?

Ricky Dixon, the 6-2, 210-pound wide receiver from Louisiana, is getting pressure to stay in-state, and has connections to LSU. He updates on where UCLA stands with him...

UCLA continues to stay near the top of the list for Reserve (LA.) East Saint John receiver Ricky Dixon (6-2, 210).

"I still like UCLA a lot," said Dixon. "Coach (Eric) Bieniemy is such a good coach and good person. He said all the guys at UCLA from down here will make me feel at home. They are really the only school out West I'm looking at. There's pressure to play here in the South, but I'm the one making the decision and UCLA is a great school and could be a great opportunity for me."

Dixon said that LSU, in recruiting him, is highlighting the fact he'll be close to home, and on the receiving end of his former teammate's passes.

LSU signed Dixon's high school teammate, quarterback Ryan Perrilloux, in February, and the idea of playing with him in college is something that Dixon is strongly considering. "Playing with Ryan would be really cool. He's a great friend of mine and he talks to me about keeping up the combination when we get to college," said Dixon.

Dixon said his top five consists of LSU, UCLA, Florida, Florida State and Tennessee, with Miami and Michigan State just outside.

"I'm pretty wide open with my top five schools," Dixon said. "But I want to narrow it down to about three before too long. I'd say Florida and LSU are probably my top schools, then UCLA."

Dixon also has offers from Mississippi, Arkansas, Kansas State, Nebraska and Clemson, among others.

At 6-2, Dixon says he runs in the 4.5 forty range, but thinks he can get down to a 4.4 forty.

He will attend the Nike Camp in Mississippi in May, and possibly the Scout Combine at Tulane.

During his junior season, Dixon had 60 receptions for 1,300 yards and 19 touchdowns, while also adding 450 yards on the ground.

Dixon has a 2.7 GPA and will take the ACT next month.

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