As the new Nebraska football staff looks to bring in appropriate talent to fit its system, we’ve already seen it turn to the junior college ranks. Now, it appears that Scott Frost and Co. are ready to start testing the transfer waters.
Ole Miss linebacker Breon Dixon, a true sophomore-to-be, is looking to transfer stating that he was misled during the recruiting process by head coach Hugh Freeze regarding sanctions hitting the Rebels’ program.
A since-deleted tweet from December 7, 2017 read:
“All respect to ole miss fans, and it’s been a pleasure being a rebel through the tough times but I’ve made a decision with my family to transfer elsewhere as of today being misled about the sanctions coming in … Great things to come stay tuned.”
Ole Miss has announced that they will grant a release to any player that wants to leave due to sanctions which opens up Dixon’s future. If his recent Twitter activity is any indication, he may be spending that time in Lincoln.
He recently followed Frost, defensive coordinator Erik Chinander, tight ends coach Sean Beckton, director of player personnel Sean Dillon and assistant director of recruiting Ryan Callaghan. All have reciprocated with follows of their own.
A member of the 2017 recruiting cycle, Dixon was an Under Armour All-American, ranked as a four-star prospect by the 247Sports Composite Index and the 12th-best inside linebacker in the nation. He sat just outside of the top 250 players in the country at 257.
As a freshman, Dixon participated in six games for the Rebels, registering five tackles (two solo) and a quarterback hurry.
Should Dixon find himself as a member of the Huskers’ roster, he’ll have something in common with one of his teammates right off the bat. Linebacker Mohamed Barry attended the same high school in Georgia, though their paths didn’t cross.
With Chinander being a clear fan of speed across the board much like his offensive counterparts, following Dixon’s second recruitment should be a priority for Nebraska football fans.