With the recent parting of way with Ryeshene Bronson, the Gators coaching staff now has the task of recruiting other receivers for the Class of 2014.
One prospect that the Florida staff has visited during the evaluation period is Palm Beach Gardens (Fla.) Dwyer receiver Johnnie Dixon.
“Coach (Joker) Phillips came by the schools to see me last week sometime,” Dixon said. “It was good to see him here visiting me and he seemed like a real calm guy. I talked to him on the phone later and I liked him a lot, he is a real nice guy and a cool calm person even though this was my first time meeting him. He’s a good coach with a lot of experience.”
Not only did Joker Phillips visit the 5-foot-10, 187-pound Dixon but he also talked to the head man at Florida himself.
“I talked to coach (Will) Muschamp one day last week as well,” Dixon said. “He was just telling me how bad that he wanted me to be a Gator and that he wants me to come up for either a camp or an unofficial visit this summer so we can talk more. He was telling me that if I come up for a visit that I would want to be a Gator and that I could really help the program on the field and off the field, especially at the receiver position.”
There has been some talk recently that there may be a bit of tension between Florida and Dwyer high school since the recent transfer of Jacoby Brissett but Dixon says that isn’t true for him.
“That situation doesn’t affect me at all,” Dixon said. “That was Jacoby’s decision and something that was between him and Florida that didn’t involve me. I have no hard feelings towards Florida at all and I have an open mind about Florida.”
Dixon says that right now, Miami and Notre Dame are recruiting him the hardest followed by Florida.
“Those three are the main ones recruiting me the hardest,” Dixon said. “I plan to go visit all three of those schools sometime this summer. When I feel like I have found the best place for me, I will make a decision.”
Not only does Florida have its coaching staff out recruiting Dixon but they also have their quarterback commitment talking with Dixon.
“Will Grier and I talk quite a bit,” Dixon said. “He always tells me that he would love to throw the ball to me at Florida.”