Pac 10 schools have they eyes on Dixon

Even though he's put up impressive statistics the past two seasons and he sports impressive size and elusiveness, Pasadena WR Owen Dixon (6-1, 200) is still waiting on that ever-elusive first offer. However, things may be changing very soon as several Pac 10 schools have begun to pick things up on the recruiting front and two of the schools persuing him could end up getting a visit very soon...

Dixon prepped at Miami Killian High School in Florida and even though he enjoyed a solid prep career he didn't get any scholarship offers because he admittedly didn't take things as seriously as he should have in the classroom.

"I didn't focus on that stuff," Dixon told to JCFootball.com. "It was a tough lesson to learn, but I've got my schoolwork down now and I'm never going to let something like that hold me back again."

As a freshman, Dixon made plays all over the field while working into the rotation at wide receiver and this year he's been able to put up some big numbers -- 57 receptions for 900 yards and eight touchdowns -- while doing whatever he has to do to help his team succeed.

"I can run across the middle and catch it in traffic or I can use my speed (4.4 in the forty) to run by guys," Dixon said. "It doesn't really matter to me what I need to do or what the offense asks me to do, I'm going to do it."

On the recruiting front, Dixon is still waiting for his first offer, but schools from up and down the west coast have noticed his playmaking abilities and he could be close to setting up visits to two of those schools.

"San Diego State, Cal, Arizona State and Oregon have all been talking to me and recruiting me pretty hard," Dixon said. "I've gotten letters from a bunch of other schools, but ASU and Oregon are the ones that are showing me the most interest right now.

"I've been talking with Oregon about setting up a visit, but right now I haven't set anything up with them yet and Arizona State is talking about one too."

Dixon has gotten it done in the classroom since his arrival at Pasadena and he will finish up his schoolwork in May and he'll have three years to play two wherever he ends up.

We'll continue to track Dixon's progress over the coming weeks and update things as they change.

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