The Grand Canyon State is coming into their own as a place to find good athletic talent. One of the reasons is players like quarterback Travis Dixon (6-2, 185, 4.65) from Chandler (Ariz.) Hamilton. If Dixon’s encore performance is anything like his junior season then Hamilton fans will have a lot to cheer about.
All Dixon did his first year as a starting quarterback on the varsity level was lead his team to a 13-1 record and a State 5A championship.
Dixon was selected first-team all-region and all-state (HM) for his junior season performance.
Dixon threw for 1,888 yards and 24 touchdowns against five interceptions. He can also make things happen with his feet rushing for 465 yards and eight touchdowns.
Probably the most impressive thing about Dixon’s stats is the fact he only played a complete four quarters in three games all season because of blowouts. He only averaged playing in two quarters a game.
“I knew from what Travis did in the summer that he could do everything we asked on the field,” Hamilton head coach John Wrenn said. “He just came on and got better and better each week. I saw the full spectrum of Dixon.”
The local newspaper also sang the praises of Dixon.
“There was no question his arm holds special potential,” said David Ward of Chandler Connection. “It was just a matter of his decision-making. I remember contemplating just how scary it would be when Dixon finally reached a comfort zone. Well that time has arrived. The nervous junior making his first start under center has been replaced with a mad bomber sporting tremendous accuracy.”
Dixon has already received a written letter from Vanderbilt and his getting recruiting letters from Cal and Arizona.
Dixon is also a standout two-guard in basketball and getting recruiting letters in that sport as well.
Utah, Portland, Tulsa, Yale, Harvard, Princeton, Santa Clara, and Lamar have sent recruiting letters to the three-year starting junior guard.
Dixon was selected second-team all-region as a sophomore for his work on the hardwood.