New Brunswick (N.J.) running back Andre Dixon (6-2, 200, 4.40) gave Connecticut the dessert on their Thanksgiving Day victory over Rutgers. Not only did the Huskies defeat Rutgers, but they also lured away a recruit from the Garden State, as Dixon gave coach Randy Edsall his verbal pledge to play for the Huskies next season.
"I called them on Thanksgiving Day and told defensive backs coach Scott Lakatos, and Coach Edsall that I wanted to make a commitment," said Dixon
Dixon was being recruited by a number of schools. He had offers from Connecticut, North Carolina, Illinois, Kentucky, and Temple. The versatile Dixon is being brought in as an athlete who can play running back or safety.
The door is still slightly ajar though for Dixon, as he will take at least one other visit.
"I'm still taking my official to North Carolina on December 17th," he said.
New Brunswick finished the season with a 10-1 record. Dixon ran for 1,003 yards, and 21 touchdowns.
Dixon is scheduled to take his official visit to Connecticut on December 10th.
Dixon is the tenth verbal the Huskies have landed to date, and the 2nd consecutive recruit from New Jersey to verbal joining Rumson-Fairhaven Regional offensive lineman Alex LaMagdelaine.