Trip report: Texas trio returns from Pullman

<b>THREE PREP STANDOUTS</b> from Texas were in Pullman over the weekend, as the Cougars look to add to their contingent of players from the Lone Star State. Just days after linebacker <b>Marcus Burton</b> of Channelview, Texas, committed verbally to the Cougars, <b>Bill Doba</b> and staff entertained a trio of prospects from Lufkin High -- the same Texas school that brought <b>Tyson Kirksey</b> to WSU in last year's recruiting class.

So how'd the visit go?

"It was cool," said Lufkin DE/DT McKinner Dixon about his official visit to Washington State this past weekend.

He was joined by teammates Jorvorskie Lane and Alton Dixon.

"Me, Jorvorskie and Alton went up there. I had a pretty good time. With my talent, speed and strength, I feel like I could go up there and play early."

While the four-star prospect said the Cougars are definitely "up there" on his list, he also cautioned that he's concerned about the distance from Texas.

"I'm not sure if I could go that far away from home. That's several states away and it would be hard for my parents to come see me play."

This weekend Dixon heads to the Hub City for an official visit to check out Texas Tech and watch their game against the Texas Longhorns.

"I'll get there (Lubbock) Saturday morning and then I'll leave Sunday night. I can't wait to check it out."

Other official visit destinations for the Texas Hot 100 No. 14 will likely go to "K-State and Florida State," and "possibly Nebraska."

Teams Dixon is not high on anymore include "Texas A&M, Texas and Oklahoma."

Thoughts on the Aggies?

"They offered me. They're just not recruiting me very hard."

Thoughts on the Horns?

"I'm not really too, too high on Texas right now. I know I can go in there and start but they have a lot of freshmen and sophomores at the defensive end position and it looks like a rotation there. Also, they seem to give up a little too easy. When there was stuff about me committing out there, they just seemed to give up a little too easily."

Thoughts on the Sooners?

"I don't know about them. They're deep at the defensive end position. Why do they need me when they have another 6-7 defensive ends ready to go up there?"

In light of the above, I would have to say it is Texas Tech and K-State looking golden right now, at least in terms of landing McKinner Dixon. One thing you can say about the 6-3, 245-pounder is that he certainly likes to keep everybody on its toes and offers up reasons for why teams are moving up and down his list of faves. Who will move up (or down) next? Stay tuned to for the latest details regarding Dixon's recruitment.

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