After over a day of speculation, Plainfield, N.J. running back Reggie Dixon made his decision official. The 5-foot-7, 158-pounder with sub 4.4-second speed has decided to stay in-state and play for Rutgers.
"I actually committed yesterday (Friday) around 3 p.m.," he said. "At that time, I talked to coach Schiano and he was happy. He told me that he was glad I was staying home.
"Then he discussed how he sees me fitting in. He's looking at me as a slot wide receiver as well as a kick return and punt return man. That's good for me because I'm not the size of an average college running back, but my quickness, speed, hands and feet should make me a good fit there. When I'll play, all depends on how I perform in practice one I arrive next fall."
In the end, what was important in Dixon's decision?
"I love the staff, they are like family there and it's in New Jersey," he stated. "I know if I went somewhere else my parents could watch me on TV, but since I'm at Rutgers they can come up and see my games since I'm right down the street.
"My parents played a big factor in my decision. The decision was mine, but they wanted me to feel at home and I did at Rutgers. They are real happy for me and now hopefully we can keep the top players in state and win a championship."
Obviously the coaching staff was a major factor in the Garden State prospect's decision. He went in-depth a bit more on what he likes about the coaches.
"Coach Susan has been in contact with me and my coaches a lot," he said. "He's like family and set the frame for coach Schiano. I really like all the coaches there because they take the time to talk to you and I've developed a great relationship with them and feel comfortable. They are like a second family."
Dixon selected the Scarlet Knights over offers from Boston College and Temple.