It’s not unheard for a prospect to commit, and then de-commit. In fact, it’s somewhat usual.
But it’s a little more rare for a player to commit and de-commit twice, especially considering the day before he last de-committed he was fully confident in his decision (rare unless you’re MLB Rueben Foster).
Dixon (West St. Mary School, Baldwin LA) was thought to be a lock for the Huskers up until he got back from his visit to ASU. At that point, it was viewed that Nebraska and Houston were the two teams in the lead, ASU wasn’t even in the picture. Even further, just this past Saturday, Dixon had told his high school coach, Marquis Newsome, that he had dropped ASU entirely.Then, here on the day before National Signing Day, Dixon shocks the recruiting world and picks the Sun Devils.
There’s a possibility where Dixon will be lining up next had something to do with the matter. Apparently Nebraska was recruiting him as a safety, and ASU wants him to be a wide receiver. Considering the offense Sun Devils coach Todd Graham runs (a very high paced and explosive passing attack), it’s easy to see how Dixon could get excited about his potential role with the team.
The Sun Devils are putting together a solid class for 2013. Currently, rivals.com ranks them at 28th overall, with a whopping 26 verbal commitments. Graham is placing a heavy emphasis of improving the receiving corps, with potentially seven wideouts being brought on for this class alone.