Coaching changes in the SEC have opened some doors in recruiting for Oklahoma State. The Cowboys’ coaching staff is taking advantage.
After grabbing former Arkansas commit Tanner McCalister this weekend, coach Mike Gundy and his staff have their eyes set on 4-star running back Lyn-J Dixon. Dixon, a former Tennessee commit from Butler, Ga., is choosing between Oklahoma State and Clemson and is set to announce his decision Wednesday, the first day of the early signing period.
I will Be Committing and signing to the school that i will carry on to get my Education and to continue playing the sport that I love which is football on Dec 20th , 2:00 p.m at Taylor County High school Auditorium..💯
— 🧞♂️TheGenie•LynjDixon🧞♂️ (@im_Next23) December 18, 2017
Last Decision ‼️🏈 ~Final 2~ pic.twitter.com/lf1NsnYvjR
— 🧞♂️TheGenie•LynjDixon🧞♂️ (@im_Next23) December 14, 2017
The Cowboys made quite the impression on Dixon during a visit this weekend, he told Rivals.com’s Chad Simmons.
“The OSU visit was great and I really enjoyed it,” Dixon said. “What impressed me was the people and the atmosphere. It seems like everyone gets along up there and I like that.”
Dixon told Simmons the Cowboys compared him to current running back Justice Hill and former running back Tyreek Hill. Both seem like apt comparisons. Dixon is 5-foot-11 and 177 pounds, while Justice Hill and Tyreek Hill are both 5-10 and 185 pounds.
Justice Hill led the Big 12 in rushing this year as a sophomore. Tyreek Hill was the 2014 Big 12 Offensive Newcomer of the Year in his lone season with the Cowboys. Those comparisons surely excite Dixon.
“This visit helped them out a lot with me,” Dixon told Simmons. “Looking at their offense, I saw it wouldn’t be a problem with me fitting in.”
Without Dixon, the Cowboys’ 2018 recruiting class ranks sixth in the Big 12 and among the top 30 in the nation.
— 🧞♂️TheGenie•LynjDixon🧞♂️ (@im_Next23) December 17, 2017