Every Sunday, SEC Country will unveil its offensive and defensive recruits of the week based on their weekend performance. In order to qualify, recruits must have at least two SEC offers.
This week’s SEC Country Offensive Recruit of the Week honors goes to Lyn-J Dixon, a 2018 running back from Taylor County (Butler, Ga.).
SEC Country’s Offensive Recruit of the Week: Lyn-J Dixon
Lyn-J Dixon got the nod for SEC Country’s Offensive Recruit of the Week honors following an impressive performance this past Friday night. Dixon, who is only a sophomore, put up video game-like numbers in his team’s 54-30 win. The running back had 451 rushing yards and five touchdowns on 26 carries.
The 4-star prospect holds offers from UGA and Tennessee.
Dr. Gary S. Gibson, the system athletic director for Muscogee County Schools, compares Dixon to former UGA running back Isaiah Crowell.
“They are about on track the same,” Gibson said. “Lyn-J is taller. Isaiah was thicker and he had a different body at this age than Lyn-J. But player wise they are really similar. Isaiah had better agility, but Lyn-J has better speed. I’d say they are very comparable players at this age.”
Best of the Rest
ATH TaDarryl Marshall, Leeds, Ala. (committed to Tennessee): If Dixon didn’t put up such impressive numbers, Marshall would have had the award wrapped up. The 3-star athlete had a rushing touchdown, passing touchdown, scored on a punt return and threw a touchdown pass, according to Gary Estwick of AL.com. Marshall committed to Tennessee in April.
RB Lamical Perine, Theodore, Ala. (committed to Florida): The 3-star running back from Theodore High School rushed for 236 yards on 18 carries and scored three touchdowns, according to Drew Champlin of AL.com. Perine committed to Florida in May.
CB Travon Fuller, Athens, Texas (committed to Texas A&M): The 4-star cornerback played both ways for Athens High School. He rushed for 200 yards and scored two touchdowns on 11 carries, according to Brian Perroni of 247Sports.com. Fuller committed to Texas A&M in August of 2014.
RB D’Vaughn Pennamon, Manvel, Texas (committed to Ole Miss): The 3-star running back rushed for 113 yards and scored three touchdowns on only seven carries, according to Brian Perroni of 247Sports.com. Pennamon committed to Ole Miss in July.
RB Darius Anderson, Rosenberg, Texas (committed to Missouri): The 3-star running back had 156 total yards and scored two touchdowns, according to Brian Perroni of 247Sports.com. He committed to Missouri in August.