Breon Dixon emerged from the visitors’ locker room at North Gwinnett High School (Ga.) sporting an oversized chain across his neck.
It’s part of the 4-star linebacker’s tradition and bravado. During one stretch of the season, he recorded a defensive touchdown in three consecutive games. And several schools have taken notice.
In an interview with the AJC’s SEC Country on Friday, Dixon said TCU, Miami, LSU and Tennessee, among others, have recruited him heavily as of late.
The 6-foot, 216-pound junior from Peachtree Ridge High School (Ga.) is scheduled to take an unofficial visit to Tennessee on Saturday. Per 247Sports.com, Dixon is considered a split between the Volunteers and Florida.
Dixon is rated as the No. 18 outside linebacker in the Class of 2017, but if his decision were based on what position he’d play at the next level, it would appear Tennessee has an edge.
“I think they’ll play me more like I’m playing now,” Dixon said. “I’d be more comfortable playing out in space. I’d be able to use my speed and my athleticism and cover a lot. I’d probably play inside linebacker. But at the same time, when they go into their nickel packages on third downs against spread teams, they won’t have to take me off the field.”
Dixon confirmed that he’ll take an unofficial visit to Miami sometime in the next two weeks.
“I’ve just been taking visits the last couple of weeks,” Dixon said. “I went to the Alabama-Georgia game last week. When I go watch games, I just go and see how I’d fit in a defense and how aggressive and fast they’re playing.”
He is rated as the No. 30 player in Georgia.