What does the Dixon transfer mean for Nebraska?
Former Loganville (Ga.) Grayson standout Breon Dixon announced he would be transferring from Ole Miss to Nebraska on Sunday.
We break down what this decision means for the Huskers going forward.
Huskers add a versatile defensive playmaker
Dixon transferring to Nebraska means the Huskers had added a versatile playmaker to its defense.
The 6-foot, 215-pound athlete can play safety, linebacker or a hybrid version of the two. His athleticism should allow Huskers defensive coordinator Erik Chinander to get creative with how NU uses him.
"Really, he just said that they need a versatile playmaker on their defense," Dixon told HuskerOnline.com earlier in the week. "You know, just somebody who could stack in the box, play the run; and when you face those offenses that are passing teams with 12 personnel and double tight ends, you would be able to play man to man and not have to change personnel, as far as bringing a nickel in and all of that.
"Because I have played linebacker in high school, and I played nickel or strong safety or whatever you want to call it, at Ole Miss. You know what I mean? I've got SEC experience, so he said I could get started and be ready to play right now."
Huskers add yet another player that is on campus for the spring
Dixon will be able to begin classes this coming week and be yet another player Nebraska has added that will be on campus for winter conditioning and spring football.
Including Dixon, the Huskers have now added 10 new players to its roster for this spring semester. They include quarterbacks Adrian Martinez and transfer Noah Vedral, running back Greg Bell, wide receivers Mike Williams and Justin McGriff, offensive lineman Will Farniok, kicker Barret Pickering, linebacker Will Honas, defensive back Deontai Williams and now Dixon.
That's a massive infusion of talent that will certainly help to increase the overall level of competition this offseason as well as once spring football gets started. All but Vedral will be immediately eligible to play next fall.
Of course, that is assuming Dixon is granted a waiver from the NCAA to be eligible to play immediately, considering Ole Miss’s recent sanctions and two-year bowl ban. He would then be a true sophomore as a Husker with his redshirt year still available to him.
Huskers add another Georgia native it its roster
It's become clear that the new Nebraska coaching staff has some strong ties to the state of Georgia and would like to continue to recruit players from the Peach State to Lincoln.
NU currently have a couple players from Georgia on the roster including Mohamed Barry who hails from the same high school as Dixon, Grayson High from Loganville, Ga. Grayson is loaded with targets for years to come.
Additionally, the Huskers already have one Georgia commit for its 2018 class in wide receiver Katerian LaGrone and hosted four-star outside linebacker Caleb Tannor out of Lithonia (Ga.) Miller Grove and three-star cornerback Taiyon Palmer out of Lawrenceville (Ga.) Archer this weekend. Three-star offensive tackle Joshua Ezeudu out of Lawrenceville (Ga.) Archer is set to visit Lincoln next weekend.
Nebraska is already building some great ties to Florida and adding more from Georgia would surely help their recruiting efforts from the state and overall area in the future.