After an unceremonious signing day to finish off the 2021 recruiting class, the Colorado Buffaloes wasted no time diving into the 2022 class. Karl Dorrell and company dipped down into Texas to pull a fantastic recruit out of Houston named Dylan Dixson. The next class for the Buffs is off to a great start.
Dixson hails from Pearland, Texas, part of the Houston area. At Pearland High School, he plays WR and OLB/S for the Oilers, and he starts at both positions. The Buffs beat out quite the list of schools for Dixson, including Iowa State, Tennessee, Florida State, and Arizona. Surprisingly, none of the bigger Texas schools bit on Dixson, but their loss is the Buffs’ gain.
Dylan is 6’1 and 190 pounds, which puts him in a great spot as a high school junior. If he ends up growing, he slots nicely as an OLB recruits, and if he stays around that height, he can bulk up into a mean safety or STAR player.
His tape already shows a nose for the ball. Dixson gets downhill in a hurry, even from the deep middle of the field. His frame allows him to match up well with the bigger skill position players, and his speed means he can keep with anyone in the middle of the field. At the line of scrimmage, he hits hard, wraps up, and plays his assignment well. Overall, he’s coached well and plays against some great players in Texas.