Dixon Having a Dream Season

Bryan Dixon's dream has come true.

"I have been a [North] Carolina fan all my life," explained Bryan Dixon. "I bleed Tar Heel blue."

The 5-foot-11, 185-pounder waited anxiously throughout the summer hoping that his performances during his junior season and at a summer camp held by the coaching staff would result in an offer from the Tar Heels.

For Dixon, who accumulated 965 rushing yards and 692 receiving yards as a junior, all that hard work paid off on June 12th when Coach John Bunting extended a scholarship offer at the conclusion of their summer camp.

"I was really excited when they offered," Dixon told Mark Ellington of Inside Carolina after the camp. "It was the offer that I have been waiting for."

Immediately, Dixon jumped on the chance and became the newest addition to North Carolina's 2005 recruiting class.

Dixon's senior season has been just as productive as his junior season. The Scout.com two-star prospect has rushed for 804 yards and ten touchdowns while accumulating 480 receiving yards and eight receiving touchdowns.

This strong play earned Dixon an invite to be among the 44 North Carolinians representing the Tar Heel State against South Carolina in the 2004 Shrine Bowl.

More importantly, Dixon's strong play has been the driving force that has led South Columbus to an 8-1 record. The Stallions were able to easily rebound from the one loss, which was at the hands of football power Clinton, and are heading full speed into the playoffs.

"That loss stung," remarked Dixon. "But our team has bounced back, and now we use that game as motivation.

"My team's goal is simple, we want to win the state championship and I believe that we can attain it; I like our odds, but to do it we must stay focused."

If Dixon and South Columbus reach that final goal, it will be another dream come true.

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