Dual-threat quarterback Travis Dixon (6-2, 185, 4.65) from Chandler (Ariz.) Hamilton gets the job done with his arm and feet. Dixon has qualities that coaches love. He wins.
As a two-year starter, Dixon has amassed a 26-2 record and has led his team to two straight 5A State Championships. That stat alone makes it plain about Dixon's will to compete and win.
Dixon threw for 2,097 yards and 27 touchdowns as a senior. He also rushed for over 700 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns. His senior season performance is a follow-up to his junior season when he threw for 1,888 yards and 24 touchdowns. He rushed for 465 yards and eight touchdowns.
Because of his dual threat skills Dixon is a natural fit for the spread offense like the one Urban Meyer and the Utah Utes ran so successfully.
That could be the reason that Dixon took his first official visit to UNLV this past weekend where Utah offensive coordinator Mike Sanford has taken over as head coach. Dixon received an offer while he was on his trip.
"UNLV was good," Sanford said. "I liked it a lot."
"I felt comfortable with the schools and the coaching staff," Dixon said. "I didn't commit because I needed to discuss such a decision with my family."
Dixon has two more visits scheduled to Utah State this coming weekend January 21st and to Eastern Washington on January 28th.
"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 in an earlier interview with Rivals.com. "He just came on and got better and better each week. I saw the full spectrum of Dixon."
Dixon is an outstanding all-around athlete who also shines as a two-guard in basketball.