The LSU Tigers already have one of the nation’s best safeties committed in Eric Reid. Evidence of the strength of the conference, the SEC has commitments from half of Scout’s top ten safeties (Florida: 2, LSU, Georgia, Alabama: 1).
Could the Tigers make it one more? Head coach Les Miles and his staff wondered just that when Waco-native Ahmad Dixon strolled into Baton Rouge for the July camp.
“I left home with the idea that I wanted to see a couple of SEC schools, so I checked out Auburn and LSU,” Dixon said. “I am still committed to Baylor, but I wanted to see what each place was all about. I had never been to either campus, so it was a good trip for me.”
Dixon arrived to Baton Rouge on a Monday after he stayed on the plains for two nights. Once on campus, the 6-foot-1, 190-pound prospect met up with close friend Lache Seastrunk.
“I wanted to go see the campus anyhow, but having [Lache] there was better,” Dixon said. “We were just getting to hang out, and that gave him the opportunity to show me around and stuff. Lache said how he likes it and how it felt like home, so it was cool to just be relaxed like that.
“I definitely liked the indoor field and that facility too,” he added. “It lets you know that they are a big time program.”
How was Dixon’s interaction with the Tiger staff?
“It was real laid back, because they knew I was there to hang out and see what things were like,” Dixon said. “They were not the kind of staff that pressured me to decommit, or even talked about any of that. They just told me to enjoy myself and they let me know that they were there if I needed anything.”
A one-time Texas commitment, Dixon said that he plans on sticking with his pledge to the hometown Bears – at least for now. To make sure he is in the right spot, the nation’s No. 4 ranked safety will take a couple of official visits this fall.
One stop he is certain of is a return trip to Baton Rouge.
“I should be coming back for a game with Lache,” Dixon said. “After the visit we talked about doing that, so if I am not mistaken that will still be the plan. I might also get back to Auburn and Alabama.”