Like Big Ten football?
Well, of course you do. Do you know who else does?
Dixon, according to 247Sports, is a 4-star OLB prospect in the Class of 2019. He announced his top 5 schools on social media on Friday:
Top 5.. AGTG pic.twitter.com/CUCHozFO78
— 𝒜 𝒞 𝐸 ¹ᵏ (@Lance__Dixon) June 1, 2018
Notice a theme here? Yeah, it’s pretty obvious.
Dixon, from West Bloomfield, Mich., is ranked as the No. 252 player overall, No. 16 OLB and No. 5 player in the state of Michigan. Most teams would love to add a 6-foot-3, playmaker at OLB, but it seems only Ohio State, Michigan, Penn State, Michigan State and Wisconsin have the realistic possibility.
According to the site’s Crystal Ball Predictions, Dixon has a 57 percent chance of joining the Spartans, while Michigan and Penn State each own 14 percent chances. Currently, for 2019, Michigan has the top class in the Big Ten, ranking No. 6 nationally.
Ohio State ranks No. 2 in the Big Ten, followed by Penn State, Michigan State and Wisconsin. Those five schools, coincidentally, make up Dixon’s list.
Dixon has 27 scholarship offers. In early May, he talked with Land of 10 about his recruitment.
“Definitely recruiting me the hardest is Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, the Big Ten, Iowa,” he said. “They’re hard-nosed, they’re all that. It’s Ohio State. You go up there and you have a big chance. They have the most people going to the NFL from their school every year.
“Definitely [Penn State’s] coaching staff and the program [is what Dixon likes]. They have a really nice, great coaching staff and a great program. … Wisconsin, it’s definitely the coaching staff. Coach [Bob] Bostad is a really good coach; they’ve got a great defensive line and they’re recruiting me to put me in a great position to go to the NFL.”