July 13, 2012

No rush for Dixon

Rayfield Dixon enjoyed a two-day trip (Monday, July 9-Tuesday, July 10) to Wake Forest with his teammate Kyle Shortridge, who committed to the Demon Deacons, but the Loxahatchee (Fla.) Seminole Ridge outside linebacker wants to take more visits before he makes a decision and is unsure of where he will go next.

He spent some time with Derrick Jackson and his primary recruiter for Wake, Ray McCartney, during his trip to Winston-Salem Monday, July 9-Tuesday, July 10.

"The [Wake] coaches they're real cool," Dixon said. "The coaches and the kids' relationships are real good. The campus looked real good. Everybody at the school looked like they had good personalities. They've got choices as far as careers at the school. The team is like a big family. Everybody treats everybody good. Everybody treats everybody like brothers. That's a place I could see myself playing. They're up there now."

Dixon added he has a real good relationship with Jackson and McCartney.

The Sunshine State prospect has not visited any other schools, so he is basing his feelings mostly on relationships with coaches. In terms of that factor he feels most connected with Wake Forest, West Virginia, Purdue and Minnesota.

Dixon added he does not have any favorites, and is going through all of his options.

The 6-foot-3, 197-pounder, who is rated as a three-star recruit by Rivals.com, claims scholarship offers from Bowling Green, Florida International, Georgia State, Louisiana Lafayette, Minnesota, Mississippi State, Northern Illinois, Purdue, South Alabama, Temple, Tulane, Wake Forest, Western Illinois, Western Kentucky and West Virginia.

"Right now I'm hearing [the most] from Wake Forest, Mississippi State, West Virginia and Purdue," Dixon said.

For Dixon the key components he wants in a school are a good connection with the coaching staff, strong academics, and where the players look out for one another.

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