June 15, 2011

Dixon names Tech the head of the pack

STRONG, AR.-Home from attending Louisiana Tech's one-day camp this past Sunday, Kenneth Dixon has some good news for Bulldog fans.

"Tech is my top school right now," he said.

The 5-11, 210-pound running back out of Strong Huttig High School in Arkansas is a three-star prospect according to the latest Rivals.com rankings. To-date, Dixon has offers on the table from Louisiana Tech, Arkansas State, Louisiana-Monroe and Missouri State.

"The camp on Sunday was fun," Dixon said. "I enjoyed myself. We did a lot of things like bag drills and learned about the routes they run (at Tech). There was also some one-on-one competition and drills. Stuff like that.
The coaching staff showed us what it is like to be a part of their offense and what kind of style they run. It was a learning experience for sure. It was also interesting to get to see how a collegiate team really runs their offense and how they get it done in the huddle, on the sidelines and out on the field. All-in-all a fun time.

"One cool thing about the camp as well was the fact that I ran my fastest 40-yard-dash time. The coaches clocked me at 4.56 and that was my fastest time that I have run in my life so that was pretty exciting. I also liked to learn how the running backs break down on routes; meaning you break down and fake like you are going one way, but you end up going the other way in your route. It was more route running and catching the football than really hitting the hole stuff so I liked that."

Dixon said that while there was not much recruiting talk between him and the coaching staff on Sunday, he did get the chance to talk with Bulldog Head Coach Sonny Dykes for a while and like what he was hearing from the La. Tech coach.

"We talked for a couple of minutes," Dixon said. "Coach Dykes seems like a nice guy and I actually kind of quizzed him on me and he knew everything about me. That was cool. It is nice to know when you go to a school that the coaching staff actually knows who you are and you are not just another prospect there on campus that they don't care about. You are not just a number.

"Tech is definitely in better shape now since I have made that trip to Ruston. Tech is my favorite right now. They are my top school. I didn't think like committing to them or anything like that. I still believe I will be making that decision in February. But right now Louisiana Tech is definitely my number one school and I hope to continue to learn more and more about them as time progresses."

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