Last year 2010 QB Randall Dixon caught our eye leading his Rock Hill Bearcats to an impressive 11-3 record. Dixon and company are back for more next season and the talented signal caller sat down with SCPrepNation.com to update his recruitment, plans for the offseason, and early favorites.
As we stated before the Bearcats and Dixon went 11-3 last year and that alone says a lot considering how tough the AAAA ranks are year in and year out. Dixon shared with us some of his stats from last year and talked about his top game as well. "I threw for 1700 yards and 20 touchdowns last year. My best game was against South Pointe (eventual undefeated AAAA Division 2 state champions) I was 12 for 13 for 111 yards and one touchdown. It was very memeorable because it was a huge game and for the region title."
Dixon said he saw a number of tough squads last year along with the Stallions of South Pointe but another local team gave him the most fits. "Northwestern's defensive line is the fastest I've ever played against."
As far as individual players that gave him a tough go of it he called out some more local talent. "Davion Clowney (2011 South Pointe DE) and Gerald Dixon (2011 Northwestern DT) are the toughest I've seen."
Looking ahead to next season Dixon and the Bearcats already have started spring practice and their goal is the same as most teams each year. "To win a state championship. We only lose 3 seniors on a team that went 11-3 so I like our chances. Things have been going pretty good so far in practice. Duke just came by today to watch me."
The Blue Devils according to Dixon are one of the team's showing him strong consideration currently. "Right now I'd say Duke, South Carolina, and Maryland are coming after me the hardest out of all the schools. I don't have any offers yet but I feel like I could get my first offer from Duke possibly."
The interest in Duke is reciprocal for Dixon apparently as well. The 6'0 210 pound prospect says he visited Durham recently to check out the Duke campus and really had a lot of fun learning more about the Blue Devils. He also shared the other schools that sit atop his list of early favorites as well.
Dixon says he'd like to stay closer to home rather than venturing off across the country for school. He'd also relish the opportunity to earn some early playing time if possible as well. Both factors are some key ones that he's considering when evaluating potential schools.
When asked to critique his own game Dixon offered this assessment. "The strength of my game is my size. I'm also very strong and have very good feet. I also have a great arm and I can use my eyes very well. As for the area I'm working the hardest on right now to become a better overall player it'd have to be my speed."
When trying to study up on his quarterback skills Dixon says he enjoys watching brothers Eli Manning and Peyton Manning. Not bad considering both have been victorious in leading their teams to Super Bowl wins. Dixon's sights are set on taking his squad to a state championship victory next season and he's hard at work now trying to help his team make that a reality come next December.
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Inside The Numbers...Randall Dixon
Bench press: 235 pounds
Squat: 450 pounds
Power clean: 225 pounds
Fastest pro shuttle: 4.6 seconds
Fastest 40 time: 4.8 seconds