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Huskers start weekend off with a bang by landing Ole Miss LB transfer Dixon

The Nebraska football team started the recruiting weekend off with a bang, by adding their second Division I transfer player over the last week.

Loganville (Ga.) Grayson nickel/linebacker Breon Dixon officially announced on Twitter he'll be leaving Ole Miss after just one season in Oxford and transferring to NU. He joins UCF quarterback Noah Vedral as the second transfer player the Huskers have added this week.

"It was really the renewed energy around the whole environment with coach Scott Frost," Dixon told HuskerOnline. "It's now a better fit for me and my playing style for how they will use me. Coach Frost has a staff that you can trust and it's about trusting the process at this point."

With Dixon, new Nebraska head coach Scott Frost and his staff have added five junior college transfers and two Division I transfers over the last month to the Huskers roster.

Dixon is expected to begin classes at Nebraska immediately, as he has four years of eligibility left to play three.

"They plan to use me exactly like Shaquem Griffin in their defense, but with more pass responsibilities too," Dixon said. "But, it's really exactly like how they used him. That's the only position that they felt like they were missing on the roster."

The former four-star recruit is hoping to get a waiver to become immediately eligible in 2018 because of the sanctions handed down to Ole Miss by the NCAA.

If he gets the waiver, he would be eligible to play this season for the Huskers. Dixon will begin his time at NU on Tuesday after the Martine Luther King Holiday, which is the sixth day of the second semester. You can enroll up to 10 days into a new semester.

"I will fly back home today and start classes on Tuesday," Dixon said. "We are going to have to work on my eligibility, but hopefully we will just have to get a waiver from the NCAA."