Nebraska’s Breon Dixon, an Ole Miss transfer, has been granted eligibility for the 2018 season.
“The NCAA has informed the Nebraska Athletic Department that sophomore linebacker Breon Dixon has been granted a waiver and will be immediately eligible to compete in the 2018-19 academic year. Dixon, a transfer from the University of Mississippi, has three seasons of eligibility remaining.”
Dixon was a 4-star recruit from the 2017 class. He was rated No. 12 nationally as an outside linebacker and No. 26 out of Georgia, according to 247Sports composite rankings. Dixon played as a freshman with Ole Miss, making 5 tackles.
Dixon, a linebacker, went to Twitter to share his excitement about being granted eligibility.
“Gods (sic) plan it’s all a blessing..see ya in the fall Husker Nation,” Dixon wrote.
Nebraska’s Breon Dixon eligible for 2018 season
Gods plan it’s all a blessing.. see ya in the fall Husker Nation ‼️☠️ #BackToWork 🤫
— Breon Dixon (@Breondixon_4) May 10, 2018
In December, Dixon reportedly said he was “misled” about the impending sanctions on the Ole Miss program. The Rebels are banned from postseason play in 2018. In January, Dixon announced he would be transferring to Nebraska.
Dixon is listed at 5-foot-11 and 206 pounds and will enter Nebraska as a sophomore.