The Huskers have added another instant-impact defender who will enroll immediately.
Linebacker/safety Breon Dixon hit the open market as a transfer from Ole Miss. He decided to seek other opportunities when Hugh Freeze was fired and heavier sanctions came down on the program.
On Sunday, Dixon announced his commitment to join the Huskers via Twitter.
— Breon Dixon (@Breondixon_4) January 14, 2018
Winning the signature of Dixon was another victory in recruiting over rival Wisconsin. The Badgers struck first, hanging on to Lincoln Southeast standout Bryson Williams. Nebraska has won the last two battles, however, landing junior college linebacker Will Honas and now Dixon. The former Rebel’s decision came down between the Huskers and Badgers, but he chose to visit Nebraska first and the Huskers secured him.
Dixon will enroll in class immediately and start classes Tuesday. He still needs a waiver from the NCAA to be eligible in 2018, but there is confidence among the staff that he will be granted the waiver. Dixon trains in Atlanta with former Husker linebacker Eric Johnson and is good friends with current Nebraska inside linebacker Mohamed Barry, who he played with at Grayson High School.
I talked to one of Dixon’s high school coaches about him and what type of player he is. Coach Patton at Grayson had some great things to say.
“He is extremely athletic. He has the skills to be successful as a defensive back or linebacker. He has a high football intelligence and has a knack for making big time plays. He made many plays for us in crucial situations, interceptions, sacks, deflected passes, defensive scores, & TFLs.”
Dixon is a welcome addition to Erik Chinander’s defense and gives Nebraska another versatile defender that can contribute right away.