June 2, 2011

Dixon nabs Tech offer

STRONG, AR.-Louisiana Tech has offered plenty enough quarterbacks for the Class of 2012.

Now they are after prospects that can get the handoffs and catch ball out of that backfield.

Say hello to Kenneth Dixon.

The 5-11, 210-pound running back out of Strong Huttig High School in Strong, Arkansas recently picked up an offer from running backs coach Pierre Ingram. The offer from the Bulldogs is not the first scholarship offer on the table for Dixon as he already has offers from Arkansas State, Louisiana-Monroe, Missouri State and Memphis.

"Coach Ingram had come seen me practice a couple of times this spring," Dixon said. "Unfortunately towards the end of spring practice I had a leg injury so I really wasn't able to showcase my skills as much as I wanted, but apparently Coach Ingram had seen enough.

"A couple of days later I got a phone call from him and he just flat out told me that I was the back that he wants and the type of running back that Louisiana Tech is looking for. That is when he said consider this conversation the official scholarship offer to come play football and go to school there (La. Tech). I told him thanks and I look forward to coming there soon for a visit."

That visit will come in two weeks as Dixon will be participating in the Bulldogs Summer Football Camp the week of June 12th.

"I don't know really anything about Louisiana Tech right now," Dixon said. "But I want to learn as much as I can and see what they are all about. That is one of the main reasons that I am coming down there the week of June 12th. I'll be at the camp. That's my plan. I want to see what kind of city Ruston is and what Tech is all about."

When it comes to the type of back Dixon is, the 5-11, 210-pound back was very straight forward and to the point.

"I'm an all-purpose back," Dixon said. "I can run the ball in between the tackles and I like doing that and running people over. It takes me a couple of carries to get going but I get stronger as the game progresses. I also like to catch the ball out of the backfield too. I think I have good hands and I can make the first down when it is needed."

Completely new to the recruiting process, Dixon said he has no idea when he will be close to making a decision.

"It's all new to me man," Dixon said. "When I know you will know."

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