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Tre'Vell Dixon was actually the first commit for the 2013 class, verbally pledging to NU in January 2012. He decommitted from Nebraska late in the summer and appeared headed elsewhere before recommitting 362 days after his first commitment. He then decommitted, only to recommit again on signing day.
He's back with Nebraska now, though. He played quarterback for West St. Mary High School and is expected to begin his collegiate career at receiver. Defensive back could be an option as well.
ESPN rates Dixon as a four-star player, while 247Sports, Rivals and Scout all rate him as a high three-star. ESPN ranks Dixon as the 278th overall player in the nation and No. 32 athlete. Rivals ranks Dixon as the No. 26 athlete, 247 has him at No. 61, and Scout rates him as the nation’s No. 81 safety. The New Orleans Times-Picayune ranks Dixon as the No. 19 player in Louisiana in its “Nifty 50.”
Dixon's bond with Nebraska assistant Terry Joseph, who replaced Corey Raymond and also is from Louisiana, is presumably one of the key reasons why he was lured back to NU.
Thirty years ago, college option teams wouldn’t have tried to move Dixon from quarterback, because he was so good at it at West St. Mary. He has a legitimate 50-yard arm, too. But he’s tall enough to be a corner or safety in college, and after missing most of the 2012 season with an injury, he’s firmly in the athlete category, though Nebraska lists him at wide receiver. He picked the Huskers (again, and, well, again) after turning down a strong offer list of Houston, TCU, Arizona, Arizona State, Arkansas and Texas A&M. Dixon runs track — 10.8 seconds in the 100 meters — and also played baseball.
Our take: Dixon has the same size, speed, frame and upside of 2012 recruit Alonzo Moore, who redshirted and could play on either side of the ball in 2013. Moore and Dixon both run away from defenders, waste little motion when trying to dodge opponents, and seem to have good downfield vision. Dixon might make a good safety, but he seems to be an ideal wide receiver for the Huskers’ offense. In a pinch, too, he could serve as a backup or Wildcat quarterback. Dixon’s arm is good enough to be serviceable at the college level. But his biggest potential is as an open-field guy who can make plays with his speed.
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