When Florida released its depth chart on Monday, Will Muschamp talked about the tight end depth and how the young guys haven’t stepped up to his expectations.
With that being said, the Gators are trying to add depth at the tight end position in the Class of 2014 and one of their top targets is Ventura (Ca.) St. Bonaventure tight end Bryce Dixon, who now has a top five.
“I’m narrowing things down right now,” Dixon said. “USC, Oregon, UCLA, Florida and Miami are my top five schools. I’ve been keeping recruiting on the back burner right now with my season going but UCLA and USC are my co-leaders right now.”
The 6-foot-4, 230-pound Dixon has never visited Gainesville, but the Gators style of offense is something that has Dixon’s attention.
“I’m seriously interested in Florida,” Dixon said. “ I’m interested because I know they use their tight ends great in their offense and they need more of them. I know I’ll have a chance to play early if I chose Florida.”
With St. Bonaventure’s season starting, Dixon is now trying to set up his official visits.
“Right now the only one I have planned is to Oregon on October 19th,” Dixon said. “I’m trying to set all of my official visits up, they will take place during the season. After I take them, I should be able to make my decision. I want to make my decision before playoffs starts.”
With over 20 Division 1 offers already for Dixon, it will be a difficult decision for him to make. That being said, Dixon has an idea of what he’s looking for in his college decision.
“My factors are the weather, people and I want to see the way they use their tight ends,” Dixon said. “Do they flex them out or what do they do? Also, my relationship with my position coach is a big thing.”
For Florida, they have done their homework with Dixon and tight end coach Derek Lewis has been in contact often with the tight end.
“I have a good relationship with Derek Lewis,” Dixon said. “We talked a lot before the season started but I haven’t talk to him as much since.”