Nebraska is getting a big-time addition to its secondary in Breon Dixon, who announced on Sunday his decision to transfer to the Huskers from Ole Miss.
— Breon Dixon (@Breondixon_4) January 14, 2018
Dixon was a 4-star recruit in the Class of 2017, per the 247Sports composite rankings, which had him as the No. 12 inside linebacker prospect. He played in 6 games as a freshman, making 5 tackles. He announced his intention to leave Ole Miss in December, saying in a since-deleted tweet that he felt “misled” about the program’s impending sanctions.
After a long investigation, the NCAA banned Ole Miss from postseason play in 2018 (the school already had self-imposed a one-year ban this past season) and scholarship reductions, among other sanctions.
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NCAA rules stipulate players must sit out one season following a non-graduate transfer, but the circumstances surrounding Ole Miss make Dixon’s eligibility for next season unclear. Quarterback Shea Patterson has been optimistic that he’ll be able to play at Michigan in 2018 following his transfer from Ole Miss, so it’s possible Dixon is in a similar situation.