The rich get richer. The gray box returns with the commitment of Florida speedster Johnnie Dixon.
Johnnie Dixon, a speedy wide receiver from Palm Beach Gardens, Florida is the latest weapon to secure his spot in "The Dream 14." The 5-foot-10, 190 pound receiver out of Dwyer High School chose Ohio State over Miami (FL.) and Alabama today.
Urban Meyer sealed the deal with an in-home visit on Tuesday. He also had an opportunity to watch Dixon up close at Dwyer earlier that evening. In-home visits from Nick Saban and Al Golden were not enough to persuade him to stay in the south.
“I just liked everything they said,” Dixon said about his in-home visit with Meyer. “We talked about the things we talk about all the time like education. That’s the most important thing in my mom’s life and my life because without football you have to have something to lean on. That and I could also play right away.”
On picking Ohio State Dixon said he wanted to "go where my heart leads me and where I feel the most comfortable at. I’ve known for a while. I’ve just had some mixed emotions."
The Johnnie Dixon File
- Size: 5-10/190
- Position: WR
- Class: 2014
- School: Dwyer (Dwyer, Florida)
- Composite Rating: ★★★★
- 247Sports Rank: ★★★★
- Scout Rank: ★★★★
- ESPN Rank: ★★★★
- Rivals Rank: ★★★★
Dixon is ranked as the nation's No. 16 wide receiver according to 247Sports.com "composite" score which provides an average across the major scouting services. He is also the No. 14 ranked player in the state of Florida, becoming the third highly-touted commit from Florida in the last two years for the Buckeyes. Ohio State assistant coach Zach Smith handled his recruitment, as Dixon becomes the second big recruiting victory for coach Smith.
Our own Jeremy Birmingham was the first crystal baller to cast his prediction of Dixon to Ohio State, doing so in early November. It wasn't until recently that many experts would follow his lead to crystal ball the four-star receiver to the Buckeyes.
With Danny Clark, Raekwon McMillan and Dixon in the fold, Ohio State has gained some major recruiting momentum going into the "dead period." Buckeye fans will now turn their attention to the duo from Glenville, Marshon Lattimore and Erick Smith, who will be announcing at the Army All-American game on January 4th.
More on this commitment from the ElevenWarriors.com recruiting team as it develops.
Here is the video of Johnnie Dixon announcing his commitment to the Buckeyes.
Highlights? Here are highlights of the Miami speedster.
Jeremy Birmingham and Jordan Wagner contributed to this report.