By midweek, the rumors were swirling.
Would Ahmad Dixon join Lache Seastrunk and Trovon Reed in Auburn before they headed to Baton Rouge, or would Dixon make the trip to the Plains alone? Other reports had the Baylor commitment staying in Waco for Saturday’s Bears’ camp.
After a few days of debating, Dixon was ready to get the show on the road.
“I decided to do both Auburn and LSU,” he said. “It gives me a good chance to get out and see what all these other schools are about. I had talked with other people about both those programs a good bit, so I had to see it with my own eyes.”
“We all met at the 7-on-7 with Scout in Las Vegas in March, and it was a blast,” he said. “Trovon was also there playing with us, and we got a chance to share plenty of college stories. Lache and Trovon would talk about LSU and sometimes Auburn, and Tony and Shaun got in on the LSU talk a good bit.
“For me, it is nothing more than hearing them talk and having fun with it,” he said. “I am just looking at what the programs are all about and trying to become a better player.”
Dixon, who traveled alone to Auburn, arrived to the Plains on Friday and stayed through Saturday night. He gave the trip positive reviews, but said that the journey still has another half.
“I am really excited to get over to LSU,” he said. “I am going to be there Sunday and then through Monday for camp. It will be cool to hang with all those guys again, but I really want to interact with the coaches and learn some things. Like I said, I am making these trips to become a better football player.”
The nation’s No. 4 ranked safety, who is a one-time Texas turned Baylor commitment, said that he might take a visit to Auburn officially in the fall. Could LSU impress enough to land one as well?
“It just depends on how everything goes, but I don’t see why they wouldn’t,” Dixon said. “All the guys have said big time stuff about LSU, so I don’t think it will disappoint me. It should be a fun couple of days.”