Nixon grabs two new offers

The No. 2 prospect in New England has added a third school to his list of leaders. Jamie Nixon out of New Haven (Conn.) Hyde Leadership previously had Virginia and Maryland at the top of his list, but in-state school Connecticut has gained some ground for the local star.
"Connecticut has moved up a little bit," he said. "They are giving me some freedom and would allow me to do both track and football. They've been the only school to mention that so far. That sounds pretty good and I want to see if I can do both in college and I like that they are willing to give me that option."
Nixon just picked up the offer from Connecticut recently.
"I really didn't expect that one too much, that's a big offer and the package there is really good."
Nixon also finally got an offer from Maryland.
"The Maryland one is a real shocker," he said. "I was talking to them and noticed that they have a lot of people at my position for defensive back and I didn't think they really needed another one, so I didn't think they'd offer. Then they told me they had an offer on the table for me. Maryland has always been a childhood favorite to me and that was pretty big."
Nixon is expecting to visit all three schools before the season starts on September 17th.
"I really just want to see the campuses and the people around there. I want to check everything out and see how it is."
As for his official visits, Nixon plans to take them to his three favorites and his last two are most likely going to be to North Carolina and Rutgers.
"I like North Carolina because they have a nice little area down there and I went for a track meet and the campus is really cool," he said. "I just got a good feel from Rutgers. They've got pretty cool people there and I want to see more about how the campus is and take an official there."
Nixon plans to take all five officials this season and then commit to a school just after his football season ends.
The track-star is being recruited all over the field.
"Virginia and Maryland are recruiting me for defensive back, while Connecticut is as an athlete and North Carolina and Rutgers are for offense," he said. "I'd prefer to play offense, but whatever gets me on the field, even if it's as a kick returner."
Nixon is looking to work on a few things in his final year at Hyde Leadership.
"I'm looking to work on my size, I want to get a little bigger because compared to people at the next level, I'm small," he said. "I'm also looking to work on my technique, backpedaling and reading the holes better."
Nixon rushed for 650 yards and seven touchdowns, he added four interceptions on defense.