PRCC's Johnnie Dixon is off to a good start

One of the more physically gifted corner prospects in the country this year is Pearl River CB Johnnie Dixon (5-11, 195). He's already put up solid numbers so far this season and now the former Auburn signee is looking to get his name out to schools so that he can sign with one after the season. caught up with the talented DB and he updated us on things...

Dixon was a standout Glade Central High School in Belle Glade, Florida and signed with Auburn over offers from several other SEC schools. However, he was unable to qualify academically so he decided to head to Pearl River.

"I'd heard about how good of a team they were and that was really what made me feel this was the best place for me," Dixon told recently. "I also met with the staff and they were really cool and knowledgeable so I felt like I could come here and play for two years and then be ready for the next level."

As a freshman, the gifted athlete had a solid season posting 22 tackles, two fumble recoveries and 1.5 sacks while leading the Wildcats with four interceptions. So far this season, teams are staying away from his side, but he's still managed to post nine tackles and an interception for a team that is currently 4-1 and ranked in the top 10 nationally.

"I'm a lock-down corner," Dixon said matter-of-factly. "I can play zone good and read the quarterback and break on the ball, but I love to be up and right into the receiver. It's all about competing and that's as good as it gets in the secondary when you can lock down a receiver and battle with them on a play-by-play basis."

Besides an impressive 365 pound bench press, Dixon also possesses 4.37 speed, but he said one thing he worked on this summer was his quickness and foot speed.

"I like to be physical and hands on, but getting my footwork better and being quicker has helped me more than anything," Dixon said. "I just wanted to be the best I could be and I felt like that is what I needed to improve on."

On the recruiting front, the talented corner is waiting on offers, but he has some schools showing him some interest.

"South Florida has really been on me a lot," Dixon noted. "Tennessee and Ole Miss have also been recruiting me hard. I have a bunch of other schools who are looking at me, but I really want to go SEC and that's where my focus is right now."

Dixon says he expects to sign with a school in December and will have three years to play two wherever he ends up.

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