There are many top-flight quarterbacks in the Golden State this season. One of the very best is Dennis Dixon (6-4, 180, 4.7) from San Leandro, Calif. Dixon’s stock has been soaring after some very strong showings at several combines and camps this past spring.
Dixon has moved to the head of the class on several major college wish lists and is of Cali's top guns.
UCLA, Cal, Oregon, Oregon State, Washington, USC, Colorado, Kansas State, Oklahoma and LSU have already offered this California gun slinger.
When you have schools the likes of Dixon’s offers after you. The wise thing to do is take your time to sort things out and that is exactly What Dixon is going to do. “There are no clear-cut favorites at this time,” Dixon said. “I want keep my options open.”
Football isn’t the only suitor for the talents of the talented Mr. Dixon from San Leandro. Dixon is also a tremendous baseball talent. He just returned from Missouri last week where he was trying out for the US Junior Olympic baseball team. Dixon is hearing from Major League teams like the Dodgers, Giants, Mariners and more. He is an outstanding outfielder.
Dixon is a very likable and impressive young man who isn’t letting all this recruiting attention go to his head. He is one of 11 quarterbacks who have been selected to participate in the prestigious Elite 11 quarterback camp later this month.
The unbelievable thing is Dixon is just beginning to tap into his potential. As good as he is now; he’s going to get better.
Dixon is the prototypical modern day quarterback who can make plays happen when everything breaks down. He’s very poised and doesn’t panic. Another thing to like about Dixon is - he’s a total team guy. He doesn’t care about personal stats, just W’s.
In 25 career games, Dixon has thrown for 3,413 yards and 47 touchdowns. Even more impressive his 23-2 record as the starting quarterback for San Leandro. The only losses have come at the hands of Concord (Calif.) De la Salle. You know the team that has a 125 game winning streak. There is no shame in that.
What is Dixon looking for in a school? “Good coaching and a school with that has tradition,” Dixon said. “I’m not sure yet what schools I’m going to visit yet. I just got back from Missouri and really haven’t had the time to think about schools yet.”
UCLA may have the inside for his services and by Dixon’s own admission the Bruins are recruiting him the hardest. The Bruins have already signed Jarrad Page who happens to be a very good friend of Dixon’s.
“Jarrad Page is a close friend of mine,” Dixon said. “Our friendship may be a factor in my decision.”
Page may end up the baseball diamond as he is currently negotiating with the Milwaukee Brewers the club that drafted him.
The word is Page wants to play football for the Bruins and play baseball in the summer like current Bruins Ricky Manning, Jr. and Matt Ware.
The Brewers however may sweeten the pie and ask Page to only pursuit baseball.
Dixon won’t have to worry about baseball until next spring. He will be very busy this fall on the gridiron and going through the recruiting process…