Decision Looming

New Smyrna Beach (Fla.) safety D'Cota Dixon used his final official visit this past weekend, taking in a weekend tour to West Virginia. Did the Mountaineers make a late push for the defender?

This past weekend was crucial for D'Cota Dixon. With national signing day just a few days away, the 5-foot-10, 185-pound safety visited West Virginia, his final visit before making his decision.

"I liked it a lot, and really enjoyed it," Dixon said. "I enjoyed all the coaches and players who I got to hang out with. I like the school. It's really something I'm looking for. I really enjoyed it."

Dixon, who visited Wisconsin a couple weeks back, found similarities between both programs.

"They were both similar to me because they both have great people," he said. "That's what I'm looking for and that's going to be my deciding factor. They both definitely have that."

A potential advantage for the Mountaineers is the relationship between Dixon and his lead recruiter, Joe DeForest.

"Coach DeForest is probably one of the best people I know," Dixon said. "Not even from a coaches or football standpoint but as a person. He's just an amazing guy."

Throughout the entire weekend, Dixon had the opportunity to speak with several West Virginia commitments who were also in town visiting.

"All those guys were trying to get me to commit on the spot," he laughed. "They were all cool and we got to hang out. I talked to (Mountaineer commit) Tyree Owens a lot. He was really pushing for me to commit. He's from Florida, too, and he was saying we could be a package deal. He said us Florida boys need to stick together and come to West Virginia."

"Another thing about West Virginia is they all love each other," he continued. "Being there on the visit you could tell they were all like family. It was really something to see."

Now that Dixon has concluded his official visits, he plans to make a decision soon, with an announcement planned on signing day.

"I'll be deciding between Michigan State, Wisconsin and West Virginia. "We'll have a ceremony at my school and I'll announce then. It's going to be a tough decision."

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