The receiver position is deep in the state of Florida for the Class of 2013 and the Class of 2014 appears to be just as deep.
On Thursday, a Florida Gators football coach watched Palm Beach (Fla.) Dwyer receiver Johnnie Dixon at practice, and apparently liked what he saw.
“Coach (Aubrey) Hill was out at my practice today,” Dixon said. “After practice he told my coach that I was looking real good and that he was offering me a scholarship to Florida.”
The 6-foot 186-pound Dixon now has four scholarship offers.
Florida joins Alabama, Florida State and Miami as the lone schools to offer Dixon. Even in such company, Dixon said the Gators’ offer is special.
“I grew up a Florida fan,” Dixon said. “So, this is a dream offer from a dream school. It really means a lot to be offered by Florida so soon.”
Like most people, the Dwyer High prospect doesn’t know too much about what to expect from Florida’s offense under new coordinator Brent Pease, other than that it’s a fast-paced offense that is expected to throw the ball a lot.
This summer, Dixon plans on hitting the road to visit the schools that are recruiting him the hardest thus far.
“I want to camp at Florida for sure this summer,” Dixon said. “I’m also going to try and camp at Alabama, Miami and Florida State.”
With still close to two years before he has to make a college choice, Dixon is planning on letting things play out before making any kind of decision or leaderboard.
As a sophomore last season, Dixon had 365 yards and five touchdowns receiving while adding 95 yards and another two touchdowns rushing.