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Four-star wideout Johnnie Dixon is down to his final official visit before he makes a planned announcement on Dec. 8 at a local restaurant in Palm Beach Gardens.
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There were some rumors that Dixon would attend the Tennessee-Vanderbilt game a couple of weekends ago, but that trip never happened. This past Saturday he tried to make it an hour south to Coral Gables to visit Miami, but that didn't work out either.
Dixon has been busy with his team, which is one win away from the Class 7A state championship game. Next weekend they travel to Tarpon Springs to take on a loaded East Lake team that features four-star flanker/cornerback Artavis Scott.
"I was supposed to go down there this weekend because I haven't had that good sit down with them in a minute" Dixon said. "I just want to chill. I want to see what they really want out of me and get down to it. The whole staff is recruiting me, Coach (Brennan) Carroll and Coach (James) Coley. I have a great relationship with those guys from the time we've been talking and getting to know each other."
During the summer Dixon declared Miami his leader at the Rivals100 Five-Star Challenge presented by Under Armour. That declaration left many feeling family was a big reason the 'Canes led because of location. His family has been heavily involved with his recruitment up to this point. Dixon's mom went to Tuscaloosa with him on his official visit to Alabama.
"Of course my family wants me close to home, but I have to make the best decision for me," Dixon said. "There's no pressure from them. At the end of the day I have to be at the school and they don't, so I have to do what's best for me."
Dixon said the Alabama visit was a 10 on a 1-10 scale.
"It was LSU-Alabama so I don't have to tell you how good it was," Dixon said. "It was incredible, the atmosphere. From the strength to education, everything they do they work hard and work their butts off."
The speedy pass-catcher said playing time, tradition, and coaching staff will be factors in his decision. He wants "the overall package" for the school of his choice.
According to Dixon, Alabama, Arkansas, Miami, N.C. State, and Ohio State are all even heading into the final week of his decision.
Kynon Codrington is a Southeast Region football recruiting analyst for Rivals.com. You can click here to follow him on Twitter.
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