October 26, 2009

Dixon confirms Oregon commitment

The Oregon Ducks' national recruiting effort has been the subject of a lot of news over the past year or so and now it starting to pay off. When the Oregon staff made a concerted effort to reach out to the south and especially Florida, they were entering uncharted territory as far as recruiting goes for a northwest school. Over the past couple of years, the staff has been able to cultivate relationships that have and will be used to their benefit now and in the future.

So far in this recruiting cycle the Oregon staff has received two verbal commitments from high school athletes in North Carolina and one from the state of Florida. That is until Coach Scott Frost paid a visit to the Miami area last week and Duck Sports Authority has confirmed that his visit was enough to put the Ducks over the top for a second Florida prospect.

Monsignor Pace High School linebacker, Issac Dixon called Oregon Secondary Coach John Neal and Head Coach Chip Kelly to give them his commitment just hours after Coach Frost left his family's home.

"I already loved everything about Oregon and it was really just a matter of time. Once Coach Frost came by and met with my family and I, we were sold right then and there. My parents really like Oregon and my mother was happy to meet one of the coaches from out there in Eugene. For her, meeting Coach Frost really put it over the top and made her even more comfortable with the situation."

There were rumors out about a commitment but until now it has been difficult to speak with Issac directly to confirm the story. Duck Sports Authority received a call this weekend from the source himself and we were able to verify what had been rumored for about a week.

"Yes sir, I did commit to the staff last week after Coach Frost came by my house. I didn't commit right then and there because we wanted to discuss it as a family once the visit was over with. Everything just feels right about it and I think it will be a great fit for me as a player and as a person."

Dixon chose the Oregon Ducks over offers from South Florida, Purdue and a host of other schools who were intrigued by his speed and overall talent. The 6-foot, 195-pounder who currently plays running back and linebacker for his playoff bound high school team, will move to the "rover" spot at Oregon and it looks to be a perfect fit.

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