Dennis Dixon Wide Open

The athletic quarterback from Northern California, Dennis Dixon, talks about his recruitment -- well, a bit...

Dennis Dixon, 6-3, 170, San Leandro (Calif.) High, had the most raw talent among the quarterbacks at the Palo Alto Nike Camp on Saturday. If his rocket arm and athleticism didn't get more college coaches in attendance to start recruiting him, it was probably only because they already were.

Dixon, who threw for over 1,700 yards and 22 touchdowns last season as a junior, wouldn't offer up which schools recruiting him are his favorites. "I'm really wide open," he said. "There are so many that are recruiting me that I don't know what to think."

When asked if he was looking at schools in the Pac-10 – specifically the ones he had named before, UCLA, Oregon, USC, and Washington -- he said, "I'm looking at a lot of schools, including those in the Pac-10."

When asked what schools had offered him, Dixon said he wasn't quite sure, but knew that UCLA, Cal, Oregon State and Washingon had.

It wasn't just a matter that Dixon was being evasive, our conversation was taking place right before the quarterback throwing drills, and Dixon was very pumped up. With a big smile, he just kept saying, "I want to throw, man, I want to throw."

He tested well, running in the 4.5 – 4.6 range in the 40, and in the 4.4 range in the shuttle. He looks quite a it like a young, skinny Randall Cunningham, in the way he moves, his throwing motion and arm strength.


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