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Message from Elliott strikes chord with 4-star RB on recent visit

Four-star running back Lyn-J Dixon is high on Clemson’s recruiting board at running back, but the Butler (Ga.) Taylor County product hasn’t yet gotten an offer from the Tigers that he is hoping for.

Dixon visited Clemson for the third time on Friday and was able to speak with running backs coach Tony Elliott, who told him to stay patient and explained why Clemson hasn’t offered yet.

The message from Elliott was well received.

“I got to read up on the academics, talk to the academic leader and just talk to coach Elliott about basic things,” Dixon said of the visit. “He was telling me how he operates, and I feel like he keeps it real and truthful, and that’s what I like about coach Elliott.”

“I know that I’m one of the running backs that he’s looking at,” Dixon added. “He told me to be patient because how he operates, he doesn’t throw out offers just like that. He likes to see how you are as a person before he offers. I really feel what coach Elliott is saying, so I respect him a lot.”

Dixon (5-10, 180) recently added offers from Notre Dame, Texas and Michigan State to an offer sheet that lists Alabama, Georgia, LSU, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia Tech among others.

Dixon said he hears from Clemson regularly.

“I hear from them a lot,” he said. “They keep up with me a lot. They show me a lot of interest.”

Dixon has also visited Alabama, Georgia, Georgia Tech and Tennessee this year. He hope to take plenty of visits moving forward.

“South Carolina, Oklahoma, Michigan, Notre Dame, all the schools that are showing me interest like Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, LSU and Texas,” he said.

Dixon said there are “not really” any schools standing out in his recruitment right now and he doesn’t have a timetable before a decision, though he plans to release a top list early in his senior season.

“I’m thinking I’m going to narrow down to like top eight my third game,” he said.

Dixon attended Clemson’s game against Pittsburgh in November and competed in the Dabo Swinney Camp last summer, as well.

The No. 12 running back and No. 196 overall prospect in ESPN’s Junior 300 rushed for 35 touchdowns and nearly 2,000 yards last season.

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