Four-star recruit Johnnie Dixon chooses Ohio State

One day after landing a five-star linebacker from the state of Georgia, Urban Meyer and the Ohio State Buckeyes have added a four-star wide receiver out of West Palm Beach, Florida. Deciding between Alabama, Miami and Ohio State, Johnnie Dixon, a 5-foot-10-inch burner from Dwyer High School, chose to call Ohio State home for at least the next three years.

Known for his elite speed and precise route running, Rivals.com has Dixon ranked as the 109th-best player in the country, the 17th best at his position. Dixon helped lead Dwyer to a state championship on Friday with a 55-39 win over Niceville, Fla., a game in which the receiver had five receptions for 55 yards and a touchdown.

“He’s an immediate impact guy because of his speed and ability to play inside or outside,” said Rivals recruiting editor Mike Farrell. “I think he fits perfectly into what Ohio State likes to do because he can gain yardage after the catch and turn a bubble screen or slant into a nice gain and hit a home run here and there.”

Dixon is the 19th commitment for Ohio State. He had scholarship offers from Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Louisville, Notre Dame, North Carolina State, South Carolina, Purdue, and Virginia Tech among others.

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  • @TheDeePagel

    Thank God for the Buckeyes…

  • Wyatt

    Too bad Niceville lost…I think I’d like it there.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Glad to see the biggest areas of need being addressed so early: defense and wide receiver.