The 2012 recruiting class is not yet in the books, and Nebraska has its first 2013 commit.
It comes from Baldwin (La.) West St. Mary athlete Tre’vell Dixon, who’s being courted by NU secondary coach Corey Raymond as a defensive back recruit. The 6-foot, 180-pound Dixon has played quarterback at West St. Mary for two years. But he seemed OK with the move to the secondary, and Dixon’s head coach — Ryan Antoine — played for Raymond in New Iberia, La.
“I can see everything and I like to be able to see everything, so I feel pretty comfortable with playing defensive back,” Dixon told Huskers Illustrated. “I need to get better at my backpedaling. I’ve been working on it on the side. I haven’t done a lot of cornerback drills, but I’ve been working on it a lot in the offseason. I’ve been practicing.”
He recently got “a lot of offers” from schools, including Arizona State and Texas A&M.
Of course, LSU is LSU, and as Deion Jones can attest, an offer from the Tigers can change things.
But for now — Dixon is Nebraska’s. He’ll visit on NU’s junior day in February.
“I want to meet some of the players,” he said. “It’s far away from home so I have to be sure that I like it.”