Close to two dozen schools have made Alex Dixon a target in 2011, so get the latest on this…
Mike's Eye: Florida: 36-40
36. ALEX DIXON, 6-1, 180, Clearwater (Countryside) As a prospect: Tall corners who can actually cover are hard to find and Dixon is one of them. He has good ball skills, quality cover skills, and can run with most receivers. He could end up a better free safety in college but he's still very raw. The upside is impressive, though. Junior Year: He finished his junior season with over 40 tackles and four picks while locking down his side of the field. Recruiting: Still wide open, he has offers from Auburn, Clemson, North Carolina, USF, Colorado, Kentucky, Rutgers, and West Virginia. He's hinted at UNC having a slight edge. 37. WAYNE LYONS, 6-1, 190, Fort Lauderdale (Dillard) As a prospect: He plays mostly LB in high school but will play safety in college. He's very active near the line and should transition nicely into a strong safety. He lacks elite athleticism but makes up for it with good instincts and understanding of the game. Junior Year: Making second team All State for LB as a junior, he had 75 tackles, 21 for loss, and six forced fumbles. Recruiting: He narrowed down his choices to 14; Auburn, Florida, Florida State, LSU, Miami, Michigan, Ole Miss, Nebraska, Notre Dame, South Carolina, USF, USC, Stanford and Vanderbilt. All of those schools, he says, have offered. 38. JA'JUAN STORY, 6-4, 190, Brooksville (Nature Coast Technical) As a prospect: With ideal size, Story played in a run-oriented offense last season. He made the most of his chances, though. He'll play a lot of QB this season. He lacks ideal speed but has the size, athleticism, and ability to make plays that everyone covets. He's still very raw, though, and should only get a lot better. Junior Year: Playing both sides of the ball, he had 13 catches for 425 and four touchdowns on offense. He also had 22 tackles and three interceptions on defense. Recruiting: This Florida commitment held offers from Auburn, Clemson, FIU, Florida State, Georgia, Iowa State, Kentucky, Louisville, LSU, Marshall, Maryland, Miami, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, North Carolina, Ohio State, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, USF, Tennessee, and UCF. 39. B.J. DUBOSE, 6-4, 245, Oakland Park (Northeast) As a prospect: He emerged as one of the top pass rushers in south Florida as a junior. He has ideal size already and has an excellent mixture of moves to get to the quarterback. He needs to keep his motor running at all times but the tools are there. Junior Year: Dubose had 55 tackles, 11 sacks and three forced fumbles his junior year. Recruiting: His top colleges are Miami, Rutgers, Syracuse, and Florida with Miami at the top. The Canes haven't offered yet, though. Other offers are Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska, and West Virginia. 40. PHIL DORSETT, 5-9, 170, Fort Lauderdale (St. Thomas Aquinas) As a prospect: He's one of the fastest kids in south Florida and made big things happen as a junior. He scored every three times he touched the ball. He's an ideal slot receiver with playmaking skills. The knock is that he hasn't been the most productive WR on his own team (Rashad Greene has been). Junior Year: He had 30 catches for 594 yards and 10 touchdowns, earning him Third Team All State for WR in the 5A classification. Recruiting: The Miami commitment held offers from Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and Ohio State among others.
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