4-star RB excited for return visit, hoping for offer

Clemson is eyeing several running backs as it looks to fill its lone available spot at the position in the 2018 class.

One of the running backs on Clemson’s board, Butler (Ga.) Taylor County four-star Lyn-J Dixon, is slated to visit Clemson for the spring game on April 8.

He last visited for the Tigers’ game against Pittsburgh in November.

“I’m excited,” Dixon told The Clemson Insider. “I’m looking forward to seeing how the academics are and seeing how each coach personally is, and I want to experience a good time.”

Dixon, the No. 196 prospect in ESPN’s Junior 300, said he remains in regular contact with members of Clemson’s staff.

“I still hear from coach (Robbie) Caldwell and coach (Tony) Elliott a good amount,” he said. “They want me to come check things out.”

Dixon has heard a lot of good things about Clemson’s new football complex, so he’s excited to see it for himself.

“I’m really ready to see the new facilities,” he said. “I think it should be a good view.”

Dixon collected offers from LSU, Minnesota, Ole Miss and Oklahoma State in February. Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia Tech are among the others on his offer sheet.

Where does Clemson stand with him right now?

“I would say they stand as one of my top schools,” he said, “just hoping to get an offer from them.”

Dixon most recently visited Tennessee last weekend, Georgia last month and Georgia Tech in January.

The 5-foot-10, 180-pounder rushed for over 1,300 yards in each of his first three seasons. As a junior, he scored more than 30 touchdowns.

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