Four-Star Linebacker Lance Dixon Commits To Penn State
James Franklin scored another recruit in the form of Lance Dixon, a four-star linebacker out of West Bloomfield, Michigan. He dropped his commitment video into the Twitterverse on Sunday afternoon.
Dixon comes in as the seventh-best player in the state of Michigan and the No. 16 outside linebacker in his recruiting class according to 247 Sports. His commitment should help strengthen up Penn State’s front seven for years to come, as he joins five-star linebacker Brandon Smith who committed to Penn State in May.
Wisconsin and Michigan State were also pining for the Michigan native, but Dixon decided to come further east for his college career. He also held offers from Michigan, Ohio State, and Notre Dame, among others. You can check out his Hudl page here.
In his commitment video, Dixon noted that he was “looking for a school with a loyal coaching staff” and somewhere where he was “treated like family.” Oh, and it probably doesn’t hurt that Penn State is nicknamed “LBU.”
Apparently, Franklin’s family-centered recruiting pitches are working. Dixon is now the tenth man to join the 2019 recruiting class in Happy Valley, a group that has grown significantly since the beginning of the summer.
Welcome to Happy Valley, Lance!
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It’s unlikely that the Illinois defense can handle the firepower of Trace McSorley, Miles Sanders, and a receivers group that seems to be improving each week.
Penn State’s gameday experience tops those at Ohio State, Michigan, and Michigan State? Sounds about right.
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