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Johnnie Dixon pushing double-digit offers

Johnnie Dixon, wide receiver from Dwyer High School in West Palm Beach, Fla., is pushing double-digit scholarship offers. Three schools are already pushing hard early in the recruiting process.
"I am up to eight offers right now," said Dixon. "I have Florida, Alabama, Florida State, Miami, West Virginia, Ohio State, Louisiana-Lafayette and USF. The schools coming at me the hardest are Florida, Alabama and Miami. I don't have any favorites right now."
Dixon visited the 'Big Three' in the Sunshine State this summer and shared what stood out about each program.
"Miami has good tradition," he said. "They have a lot of people go to the NFL.
"I like FSU for the same reasons. Nick O'Leary played for my team. He is up there now. I would know people if I went there.
"Florida is much of the same. Matt Elam is like a big brother to me. They also have Jacoby [Brissett]."
Dixon mentioned the University of Alabama as another program recruiting him the hardest.
"I like Alabama too," he said. "It's a good school. They win a lot of championships there."
The 6-foot, 175-pound athlete has high goals for the 2012 season.
"I have really been doing a lot of route running this summer," Dixon said. "I am just playing on the offensive side of the ball. I want to go over 1,000 yards receiving and have 500 yards rushing this fall."

Dixon hopes to visit Alabama, Ohio State and Virginia Tech this fall.

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