Johnnie Dixon is Number 19

By John Brandon on December 17, 2013 at 3:15p
Hat up, son!

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 "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 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. 


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RandyBoBandy's picture


I don't wear shirts.

Brutus Forever's picture

+1 for the TPB screenname...Smokey, Randy's street-walking alter-ego LOL

"I learned to dislike Michigan at a very young age.” – Urban F. Meyer

brylee's picture

This kid makes that QB look outstanding!!!  YACs!!!

another-navy-buckeye's picture

You took the word right out of my mouth


Osu2105's picture

Mr. Lahey is that you talking or the liquor?

ATXbucknut's picture

Let the celebration begin.

stittracer99's picture

Love the dude throwin up the double horns at the end

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

There's a guy in that gif?

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

llong83's picture

Can i make this gif my work?? lol

Buckeyes...or Nothing

Zimmy07's picture

I like the LFL.  Stuff like that is why.

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rosycheeks's picture

Yes! We got Raekwon!

ibuck's picture

It had been so long since #17, I was a bit concerned about OSU's recruiting. But with Kwon yesterday and Dixon today, I say Yea!  Welcome to Buckeye Nation!
I love how Johnnie goes up and gets the ball, has moves afterward and speed, and thinks education is important. Now if he can just put on some muscle and maybe grow an inch or two, and learn how to run college routes and block like Evan Spencer. Go Buckeyes !

Our honor defend, so we'll fight to the end !

If you can't win your conference, just quietly accept your non-playoff bowl game.

toad1204's picture

Hey Saban....

Nothing like dancing on the field in 02... 

stevebelliseeya's picture

"We are eternal. All this pain is an illusion." - Tool

Mute's picture


TheBadOwl's picture


When I walked in this morning and saw the flag was at half mast I thought, "Alright, another bureaucrat ate it." but then I saw it was Li'l Sebastian. Half mast is too high. Show some damn respect.

Seattle Linga's picture

Best decision of your life so far - young man - welcome to the family

sharks's picture

No Laker Bros, posting via phone.

Boom, dynamite, etc etc

A man got to have a code...

OSUStu's picture

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

HotSauceCommittee's picture

Boom Boom Boom Shake the Room!

Urban Nation Army's picture

Urban knocking it out of the park!

Bet you can't say "Bert Bielma is a bumbling buffoon" five times fast.

SOF_Buckeye's picture

Congratulations Mr Dixon!! Welcome to Buckeye Nation!

"The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender." Woody Hayes

WOLFofOHIO's picture

TONIGHT WE #PARTAYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!! welcome johnnie. 

there is no greater joy than watching Michigan get slammed. in anything


Nothing clinses the sole like getting the hell kicked out of you - Woody Hayes

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Larryp713's picture

I never know what she's doing back there...



BtownBuckeye's picture

Chaz pick up your fucking skateboard!!

Ginger_buckeye's picture

I almost nunchucked you, you don't even realize.

We don't give a d*** for the whole state of M*******

mshaf's picture

Way to go Buckeyes

Joe4's picture

What a great time to be a Buckeye fan!

Grayskullsession's picture

"if irony were made of strawberries, we' d all be drinking a lot of smoothies right now."

Kevbo714's picture

This grey box was up quickly... man, you must have some mad typing skills

Tom Crean listens to Nickelback...

Seattle Linga's picture

I wanted to chime in before the site gets hit with 50,000 posts - GREAT JOB 11 WARRIORS 
Feels like Christmas already

216ToThe614's picture

Speed kills!!

Pick up your feet, turn your corners square! And DRIVE DRIVE DRIVE!!!

osu07asu10's picture

CJDPHoS Board of Directors // Best friends with Homey Hache

The 0 is silent.

droessl's picture

Why don't you just tell me the name of the recruit you want to commit? 

stittracer99's picture

Waiting for Johnnie Dixon Gray Box thread to lock up in 3, 2, 1.....

cinserious's picture

Go johnny go,go,go Johnnie B Good!

Hey Saban, I think they got your linebacker AND your wider receiver... LISTEN!
Yeaaah... Nicky, that whole thing about maybe choosing the Tide? I'm just gonna have to go ahead and have you forget about that little arrangement.

One day I will valiantly become a political prisoner of 11W jail.

OSU_ALUM_05's picture

Yeti's have feelings too.

Jordan Wagner's picture

Credit to Birm on this one. He was confident all along despite others saying he was Miami (FL) bound as soon as last week. 

Nutty's picture

Great news! I think he is going to contribute early and often.

+1 HS
Doc's picture

"........and the hits just keep on coming!!!" DLR

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SilverState's picture
FROMTHE18's picture

thats a sweet hat... getting me one of them.

Danify's picture

Me ... After the last two days

osubuck57's picture

Crazy, sick two days!! Raekwon and Johnnie!!!


Cusbuck's picture

I'm not saying,  I'm just saying.

KevinJ's picture

That GIf is freakin hilarious

AngryWoody's picture

Our Honor Defend!

BuckeyeTrappedInSouth's picture



In Urban We Trust

GABuckeye's picture

This is the best GIF ever!!

BuckeyeDynasty's picture

Turn Up!!!!!!!!!!!!

buckguyfan1's picture

It's been 8 minutes.  When is the next Gray Box?

osuxrow07's picture


Set the Earth Reverberating

Bucks1's picture

It's hard to do these things alone

"I will pound you and pound you until you quit." - Woody Hayes

SilverState's picture


Doc's picture

Poor "little Nicky", I'm sure he's pissed getting two calls in as many days not only being told no, but that they've decided on Ohio State.
Get off the tracks, the train is coming.

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FROMTHE18's picture

so that Jeremy Birmingham guy, he kind of knows his craft. 

UFest57's picture

Welcome to the show, Johnnie! Bring the JUICE!

DJ Byrnes's picture

Californian by birth, Marionaire by the Grace of President Warren G. Harding.

osu07asu10's picture

classic DJ, well played!

CJDPHoS Board of Directors // Best friends with Homey Hache

The 0 is silent.

IBleedSandG's picture



Mute's picture

here have some Mochrie

SaltyD0gg's picture

Johnnie Buckeye

Pain of Discipline

Pain of Regret

Take Your Pick

rkylet83's picture

Wow can this guy adjust well to the ball in the air.  Legit 10.6 100 meter speed as well.  Speed, speed and more speed!

jschaeff23's picture

Raekwon and Johnnie "Blaze"
Wu Tang Killa Buckeyes

ATXbucknut's picture


FROMTHE18's picture

a point shared by pantoni and definitely a way to sell recruits on dealing with the cold. Loooooooong list of NFL teams that play in outdoor stadiums and in cold environments. Top franchises like the Steelers, Pats, Seattle, etc all play in the cold. So if you have NFL dreams, get used to it. 

AndyVance's picture

Two big recruits in two days... Now just tell me that the coaching staff is going to keep the band together for one more season and it'll be a very Merry Christmas, indeed :)

Jeremy Birmingham's picture

Thanks guys. I just had the best possible source on this one, and they never wavered.

njclebuckeye5's picture

Reveal your source!
Seriously Birm, thanks for the hard work and confidence. I felt at ease the last couple weeks knowing what you were saying.

Lobs it to the endzone... Touchdown Devin Smith!!

Jack Burton's picture

It's all in the reflexes - Me

toad1204's picture

The Icky Shuffle, didnt see that coming, awesome.

Nothing like dancing on the field in 02... 

WhySoSerious's picture

2 for 2 this shit has made my week.. 


Like the ball in the stands, we balls out

Danify's picture

And what makes this more exciting is Dixon along with Collier, Samuel, Trout, McMillan, and Nuernberger (Lattimore likely following too) will Early Enroll. That's a LOAD of talent getting extra weight and on-field work in.

ATXbucknut's picture

Let the butt-hurt commence...

Brutus Forever's picture

"I learned to dislike Michigan at a very young age.” – Urban F. Meyer

RedStorm45's picture

You know he's a UM fan when he can't use proper grammar.

cinserious's picture

You sure its a 'HE'?

One day I will valiantly become a political prisoner of 11W jail.

fear_the_nut70's picture

Yes, the ACC has just been ripping it up the last decade or so.
I am guessing he was afraid of regular entanglements with Wake Forrest and Duke. 

Rjpfish2's picture

Who in the hell refers to Miami(FL) as UM? I thought they were "The  U "

FROMTHE18's picture

yeah, because Urban hasnt recruited elite WR prospects the last couple of years.

13THandSummit's picture

Andre Johnson is not walking through that door, fans. Reggie Wayne is not walking through that door, and Santana Moss is not walking through that door. And if you expect them to walk through that door, they're going to be gray and old.

fear_the_nut70's picture

At this rate, 11 W is going to need to hire someone full time just to look for celebration GIFS for gray boxes!!
As always, it's good to be a Buckeye!!

Killer nuts's picture

I love that all 3 put on hats... but did he say "The University of Ohio State" a la TP?

Doc's picture

Yep.  He took a page from TP.

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buckz4evr's picture

Love it.  No drama.  Just sweet and to the point.

Rjpfish2's picture

Heard Jim Rome today bashing UFM and his "zero personality." He even said Urb doesn't recruit, but "sends someone to do it for him." What blasphemy! Kids love to play for the guy. PERIOD. You don't sign recruits that Bama wants by accident.

Brutus Forever's picture

"I learned to dislike Michigan at a very young age.” – Urban F. Meyer

Rjpfish2's picture

YES! I do enjoy listening to his show over Top 40 trash. However, when he's off on something, he totally misses the boat. I do love how he pulls very few punches and call guys out routinely, but his west-coast bias gets annoying. 

BUCK-I-FAN's picture

you call me Chris one more time.......that never gets old.

Oldschoolbuck's picture

One of my favorite moments in sports media. Rome is always spouting outrageous nonsense. A large part of it is schtick - he is annoying, though, with his Valley-girl vocalizations! His opinion carries little weight with people of substance, like UFM, who actually walk the walk.
On a much better note: Welcome to the Buckeye family, Mr. Dixon! You have the privilege and opportunity to receive a world-class education and become another in a long, long line of Buckeye greats at receiver (Cris Carter, Santonio Holmes, Paul Warfield [yeah, technically a running back for Woody, but he did OK in the NFL for Shula and the Dolphins!], David Boston, Joey Galloway, Michael Jenkins, Anthony Gonzales [too bad he got hurt], and on we could go)!  Work hard, be humble (simply means you know that you don't know all there is to know!), stay hungry!

teddyballgame's picture

Pretty sure Rome is just mad that Urb plays the game better than anyone.
Saying he has "zero personality" is how he shows his frustration that Urban doesn't do stupid stuff and give the radio and other talkingheads something to talk about for days/weeks.

CALPOPPY's picture

Wow. Rome must think Tressel has negative personality which I didn't know was possible. I think the only explanation is that Rome is simply trolling because Meyer is pretty honest and funny at times. His personality actually shows.

I'm a hurtin' buckaroo.

RedStorm45's picture

Come on back for one more year, Tom!  Look at all these weapons at your disposal!

bucknasty13's picture

Yes! A sunny reference!

Seattle Linga's picture

The Cleveland Plain Dealers Slogan is "You Miss a Miss a lot - well the last 27 hours have been AWESOME 

Maestro's picture

He seems legit on film, but not once did I see any smoke/flames shooting out of his heels or posterior.  Me Disappoint.

vacuuming sucks

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

Urban doing work.

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

droessl's picture

ummmm.... what!? 

Chief B1G Dump's picture

This is enjoyable...

Buckeyebrowny919's picture

oh katy...katy katy katy

To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift - Steve Prefontaine

Buckabroad's picture

Mr. Dixon, you are a bright guy and a tremendous athlete. Buckeye Nation will stand behind you always. Welcome to the family.

"The minute we stop expecting greatness, we become Wisconsin."

Zimmy07's picture

#3 on Rivals
#2 on 247 (& not updated for Dixon)
#8 - not updated on Scout
#8 on ESPN

GABuckeye's picture

Hmm.... which one doesn't belong?!?!

AeroBuckeye2001's picture

The Ohio State University Class of 2001

BS Aero & Astronautical Engineering

UrbanBuckeye's picture

Wut. LOL.

Vonn Bell once asked me in class if he could borrow my pencil and he never gave it back. Ain't even mad.

bdegroff's picture

great speed and ball awareness. Does a great job adjusting to the ball and then high pointing it. Punt return ability gives him an edge to see early playing time. Was good to see some physicality from him. Wasn't afraid to make contact

RoyMunson's picture

Watching his highlights, his body control and hands stand out more to me than his speed.
We shall see!!

Urban Nation Army's picture

Dear Saban:

Bet you can't say "Bert Bielma is a bumbling buffoon" five times fast.

NCBuckeye1's picture

This one never gets old.

"Without winners, there wouldn't even be civilization." -- Woody

2014nationalchamps's picture

I love coming home from work. I dont kiss my wife, kiss my daughter,.....i come straight to the 11W website to see the gray box. I love OSU!!!

O-H-I-O  for life

Brutus Forever's picture


"I learned to dislike Michigan at a very young age.” – Urban F. Meyer

BoFuquel's picture

Welcome aboard Johnnie; GO BUCKS!

I wish I didn't know now what I didn't know then.

Larryp713's picture

Going to be hard, even with a new offensive line, for Braxton to not want to be around with all this speed... It is crazy how many weapons our offense will have.



anderson.2360's picture

Welcome Mr. Dixon. You will make us proud

chirobuck's picture

The thing I really like about him after watching his highlights is that he catches the ball at its highest point


^ best post ever ^

bodast67's picture




     " I hope when I die, I die laughing"...                

Seattle Linga's picture

Bringing it Semi-Old School and Steve with his cabbage-patch

MN Buckeye's picture

You have quite the gif library, Bodast!

Mix's picture

I think I'm in love.


cinserious's picture

J-Law is mine!

One day I will valiantly become a political prisoner of 11W jail.

MN Buckeye's picture

Well, after tonight, I will be worn out from two straight days of partying!
Welcome to Buckeye Nation, Johnnie!

BamaBuckeye144's picture

By George, I find myself quite merry these past few days. Welcome Mr Raekwon. Welcome Mr Dixon. Please take your seats so we can begin the destruction of the south. 


13THandSummit's picture

Really wish they had saved that scholarship for a better WR.

idotter81's picture

Welcome to the family, Johnnie!  We can't wait to watch you do you thing in Scarlet & Gray!

skid21's picture

Interesting to see some of the U fan reactions. My favorite was "at least he won't have to worry about being suspended." WTF? Do people even pay attention?

WarBuckeyes17's picture

Looks to be a prototypical slot receiver, more quick than fast. Shows great, reliable hands. Welcome aboard.

If you are the big tree, we are the small axe - Bob Marley 

Sin City Buckeye's picture

Is there a difference between Viper and Leo? "No, we just thought Viper sounded cooler."---Former Buckeye Coach Mike Vrabel

BuckeyeRealist13's picture

I've only watched half of Dixons highlight video but three things stand out to me. 1. He is fast, we all knew that. 2. The kid has great hands to go with his speed 3. The kid can catch the ball in traffic and isn't scared. Great pick up. 

"You're damn right thats daddy" - Urban Meyer 

ATXbucknut's picture

Johnnie Dixon was also homecoming king this year. It's been quite a year for him.

Seattle Linga's picture

Dudes got mad skills on all levels

SPreston2001's picture

Welcome aboard!!!! Johnnie Blaze!!!

Jhesse17's picture

Anybody have a link to tears?

CentralFloridaBuckeye's picture

This is great news!  Lovin it!  Welcome to Buckeye Nation Johnnie!!  Time to party!!
Go Bucks!

allbucksallthetime's picture

Another very promising addition to the 2014 class and keeps the momentum from Raekwon's commitment moving for the good guys.  The 2014 class promises to be special.  
Welcome Johnnie and best wishes in your career as a Buckeye.  Go Bucks!

Frankly Scarlet's picture

Kid looks pretty good - can we get the QB, too? Throws a nice ball.

"Buclkle your chinstrap, we're gonna grind meat!" - Woody Hayes  

13THandSummit's picture

I believe #10 was Clay Meister and those clips were from Dixon's junior year. He threw better than #13 who is Daniel Parr from this year I think. Neither seem to be highly regarded.