OT Keven Dixon talks WSU trip, recruiting

THREE-STAR OFFENSIVE TACKLE prospect Keven Dixon (6-6, 275) and his parents were at Washington State this past weekend. The Buena Park, Calif. product talked to Cougfan.com about what he and his parents took away from the official visit and where his recruitment stands.

Dixon said he still does not have a leader, but did say his trip out on the Palouse increased his interest in the Cougs.

CF.C: What was your favorite part about the visit?
Dixon: "Just seeing the campus, and the facilities, and seeing how their program works. That was good."

CF.C: What did you think of the facilities?
Dixon: "Oh they were nice. I believe they told me they were just built, so everything was really brand new, so they were nice."

CF.C: Have you taken any other official visits?
Dixon: "I've been to Utah."

CF.C: What was your take on Washington State's facilities vs. Utah's, were they comparable?
Dixon: "Yessir, those facilities are nice."

CF.C: Your parents were with you on the WSU trip, what did they think of Washington State?
Dixon: "They like it. They don't really mind the distance or anything. They just want me to make the right choice."

CF.C: Talk about your Washington State in-home(s).
Dixon: "Coach (David) Yost (area recruiter) came to my house last week on Tuesday, and met my parents and everything."

CF.C: How was that experience?
Dixon: "It was good. My parents liked it a lot, and he convinced my parents."

CF.C: What other in-home visits have you had? How were those experiences and did they convince your parents as well?
Dixon: "I've had Utah...Yessir, I think they like every school."

CF.C: What is your decision timetable?
Dixon: "There's not really a timetable. It's just whenever I feel comfortable and (after) I talk to my parents and my coaches and all of that. Then I'll decide."

CF.C: Which WSU coaches have you been in contact with the most and what are your thoughts on them?
Dixon: "Coach Yost and Coach (Mike) Leach...(Leach) was a great guy...I like (Yost) a lot. He's a cool dude."

CF.C: What's the most important thing you're looking for in a school in making your decision?
Dixon: "I have to like their coaching staff and what they're trying to do with their program, and where their program is headed." (Dixon went on to say Washington State has both of those bases covered.)

CF.C: What do you like best about Washington State?
Dixon: "I like that they pass a lot, and they have a good team. (They're rebuilding) so if I do go there, I can be a part of that rebuilding."

CF.C: What other schools are right there in the mix for you?
Dixon: "Utah, Washington State, Boise State, San Diego State, Oregon State, Colorado State."

CF.C: How important is it to you to earn early playing time?
Dixon: "It's important to me, but if I have to redshirt or anything like that, I wouldn't mind. I wouldn't mind, either, coming in (and playing) as a true freshman."

CF.C: How did the college-town feel of the campus appeal to you?
Dixon: "It's a new experience because I grew up in Buena Park all my life, so it's a new feel. I liked it, though. It's a college town. It was a good experience."

CF.C: What did you think of the people in the community and how did they react to you?
Dixon: "Everyone was nice, and then everyone knew that I was a recruit there when I went to the visit. Everyone came up to me and said, "Ah you're a recruit," and asked me who I was and stuff like that, so that was pretty cool."

CF.C: What are your thoughts on Washington State academically?
Dixon: "Yessir. I plan on majoring in business, and they have a really good business program, too."

Dixon said he may still take visits to Boise State and Fresno State in January. With the in-home period not opening back up until mid-January, Dixon said he does not have any additional in-home visits yet scheduled.

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