Reserve (La.) East St. John wide receiver Ricky Dixon is one of the top players in the Pelican State, but living just 20 miles west of New Orleans his mind has obviously been on things other than recruiting for the last few weeks.
"We didn't get any damage here at my house," Dixon said. "We evacuated so we weren't here, but they said we got a lot of wind and stuff. We didn't have any floods in our house or anything, we were very lucky with everything because a lot of people lost everything."
The 6-foot-1.5, 202-pound Dixon attended the NIKE camp in Athens in May where he ran the 40-yard dash in 4.66 seconds, ran a 4.19 second shuttle and posted a 27-inch vertical jump.
"I had planned on going to the LSU game this week, but when they moved it to Arizona I obviously couldn't go," Dixon said. "I did watch it on TV and it was a great game, they showed a lot of heart by refusing to lose like that. At then end of the game that was an awesome throw and catch."
As a junior Dixon caught 66 passes for 1, 307 yards for 19 touchdowns. He also picked up 453 yards rushing. Sharing team with two other Division I prospects at wide receiver is not something that Dixon thinks is a disadvantage.
"Not really much has changed with me," Dixon said. "I obviously haven't thought much about recruiting lately because of everything. I've heard from Texas A&M, LSU, Kansas State and Auburn. My phones were down for a while so people couldn't get through and others called I wasn't here and my dad talked to them. I have a New Orleans cell phone number so it's very hard to get through to me."
Dixon is ranked as the No. 7 player in Louisiana and the 18 wide receiver in the nation by Rivals.com.
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