San Leandro QB doing his part on the diamond

Dennis Dixon is a 6-3, 175-pound quarterback prospect from San Leandro, California, and every spring Dixon trades in his football cleats for baseball spikes. This spring has been a little more football-intensive for him, but he still does his part on the diamond for San Leandro when it counts.

Dennis played right field for the Pirates, who went undefeated in their league but eventually lost in the playoffs. He earned second-team all-league honors for his work in the outfield. "It takes a while to get back in the groove, whatever sport I'm playing," he told, noting that there is a definite difference between throwing a baseball and a football.

Can Dixon play both sports in college? "That's a good question," he said. "I haven't thought about that yet. I guess I'm getting to the point where I'm going to have to make that decision."

Even though Dennis was concentrating on baseball this spring, that didn't stop colleges from inquiring about the talented athlete from San Leandro when it came to his quarterbacking skills. "Kansas State and UCLA are the schools that have been recruiting me the hardest lately," he said.

Right now, Dixon has seven scholarship offers to play D1 football. They are from USC, California, Oregon State, LSU, Colorado, UCLA and Washington.

When asked specifically about his interest level in the Huskies, Dixon remarked, "I have a high interest in Washington. But I'm going to ride the whole thing through." Don't expect him to make an early decision.

Dennis is looking to participate in some college camps, but hasn't finalized a schedule. "My coaches are setting those up right now, so I'll have to get back to you," he said. "I'm going to go to a few, I know that much." Top Stories