R.J. Nixon Talks Recruiting

Many schools come to the Sunshine State to cherry pick skill position talent and there is plenty of that to choose from, but in the last 5-7 years Florida has begun to produce better offensive/defensive linemen as well. One such prospect is Wesley Chapel's R.J. Nixon.

As a junior the 6'4, 300 pounder played mostly Center on the offensive line, next year things will probably change, "I expect to play a number of different spots on the offensive line, I am versatile enough to do it. I also played some nose guard in goal line situations, I hope to get more reps on the defensive line." Wesley Chapel struggled to a 4-6 overall record in 2008, but has moved to a new District in 2009 and Nixon hopes things will get better.

With good grades off the field, Nixon is qualified to attend a wide range of schools, "I just want to play ball, I love it, I'm a hard worker, never quit, I am coachable, and a competitor, I don't shy away from a challenge."

Last year Wesley Chapel had Kamran Joyer who inked with South Florida, "We had some good battles in practice, it was interesting watching him go through the recruiting process." Nixon has thus far remained a little under the radar, that should change as we approach the critical Spring evaluation period.

Nixon has been to several Junior Days including FSU and UCF, "In late April I will go to FAU's Junior Day. I know the most about the Florida schools so I can see myself staying in-state, hopefully this summer I will be able to get out of state and check some schools out."

What schools interest Nixon the most, "Florida State, USF, UCF, FAU, Georgia Tech, Tennessee, and Clemson. I have gotten a lot of mail from other schools who I need to become more familiar with."

Last weekend Nixon was the OL MVP at the National Underclassman Combine in Bradenton, he was the strongest OL there doing 45 reps at 185 pounds. This weekend he will attend the Scout.com Combine in Orlando.

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