One of the more high-profile visitors to attend Clemson’s game against Pittsburgh on Saturday was Lyn-J Dixon. The 2018 four-star running back from Taylor County High in Butler, Ga., has seen his stock on the recruiting trail rise over the past several months.
It was Dixon’s first time on campus since the Dabo Swinney Camp in June.
“I enjoyed it very much,” Dixon said during an interview with The Clemson Insider.
Clemson’s historic pregame tradition caught Dixon’s eye the most.
“Watching Clemson come down the hill (was the highlight),” Dixon said. “Their walk out.”
Dixon carries offers from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Missouri, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia Tech.
Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee were Dixon’s first offers, and since June, Dixon has added the rest of the aforementioned. Florida, Missouri, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Virginia Tech all offered over the past four months.
Dixon is also drawing interest from Clemson, Notre Dame and Louisville.
On Saturday, Dixon had the opportunity to speak with Clemson co-offensive coordinator and running backs coach Tony Elliott as well as student assistant and former Clemson great Terry Allen.
What did he hear from those guys?
“That it is family up there,” Dixon said, “and that coach really cares about academics and will rearrange practice due to what you have to do for your school work.”
Dixon said Clemson is showing a “good amount” of interest and is one of the schools recruiting him the hardest, along with Alabama, Oklahoma, Tennessee and South Carolina.
One aspect of Clemson stands out to him in particular.
“The family part about it,” Dixon said.
The 5-foot-10, 180-pounder possesses outstanding quickness, agility and vision.
He has had a great season thus far for Taylor County, which is heading into the second round of the playoffs against Commerce.
Dixon feels he can bring a few things to the fold for whichever school he chooses in the future.
“I will bring a great work ethic and good attitude,” Dixon said, “and a good rushing attack when the ball is in my hands.”
Dixon intends to commit on his birthday of his senior year.
He will weigh a couple of factors heavily when the time comes.
“Are the coaches going to be there for you like family,” Dixon said, “and would I have a good amount of playing time.”
Dixon has also attended Georgia’s game against Tennessee this season and plans to go to Alabama’s game versus Auburn this month.