The Texas Longhorns are building quite defensive in the 2010 recruiting class. After defensive tackles Taylor Bible, De’Aires Cotton and outside linebacker Tevin Jackson committed over the weekend, news on Monday morning is that of a fourth defensive commitment and this one is as big as it gets.
According to Waco Midway head coach Kent Bachtel, his star safety Ahmad Dixon has committed to the University of Texas.
“That’s correct, Ahmad has committed to Texas,” Bachtel said. “I saw him this morning and he told me he had. He was wearing orange,” the coach confirmed.
Dixon burst onto the scene as sophomore at Midway registering 105 tackles on his way to first team all-district honors. He backed up the terrific sophomore season with a junior season that was even better earning first team all-district and all-state honors after posting 114 tackles, four interceptions, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries for a Midway team that advanced to the 4A state semi-finals.
Coach Bachtel says the Longhorns are getting one special player.
“His potential is unlimited. He can run and will hit you hard. If there is a better safety in the state, I haven’t seen him. I think Texas is getting a special player. He’s a 47-quarter miler on our track team and can just run. He’s great on special teams and will probably play some running back for us next year too,” Bachtel said.
Dixon picked the Longhorns over offers from Oklahoma, Texas A&M, Baylor, TCU, Oklahoma State, Arkansas and Texas Tech among others.
Ahmad Dixon scouting report:
Dixon was one of the hardest hitting, most physical players in the state during the 2008 season regardless of class. He is on par talent-wise with the safety prospects in the 2009 class. At 6-0, 190 pounds with very, very long arms and a muscular, yet wiry frame, Dixon is one of the top prospects not only in Texas, but nationally. Doesn’t fill the alley, but is shot out of cannon and has the game speed to make tackles behind the line of scrimmage on the high school level.
Enjoy these junior highlights: