#STRecruiting: A TE #Clemson wants will make his first visit this weekend

Markus Dixon

Clemson will hold one of their big recruiting weekends of the summer this weekend with nearly 30 offered prospects taking official visits. One of those will be TE Markus Dixon (6-5 230) of Warminster, PA. Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney and tight ends coach Kyle Richardson have been working Dixon, and they’ve done a good enough job from afar to have the Tigers on his short list. This weekend’s visit will be his first to the campus.

“Nothing but just positivity, great feedback from Coach Swinney and Coach Rich,” Dixon said.  “They really love me down there, and I haven’t even been down there yet.”

The athletic tight end who can run the seam and make deep, down the field catches has been missing from the Clemson offense since the graduation of Jordan Leggett after the 2016 season. He caught 112 passes for 1598 yards and 18 touchdowns in his career. That’s the kind of firepower at the position Williams hopes to restore to the offense in the future, and Dixon fits that spot.

“He loves the fact I’m an athletic tight end.  I can split out and just kill the SAM linebackers and pretty much any safety or anybody that wants to cover me,” Dixon said. “He loves my frame and pretty much loves my game.”

Dixon is coming down to Clemson with some family members and is looking forward to learning more about the school and the program besides what he’s seen on TV and heard from the coaches.

“I think the dynamic program itself just speaks for itself,” Dixon said.  “I think the fact Clemson found interest in me is crazy itself.  I find it really amazing that they are consistently in the Top 25.”

Dixon also has an official visit set to Oregon for June 17th. He said Texas A&M, Oklahoma, Cincinnati and Miami are the others he’s strongly considering, and he will take all of his official visits in June. He wants to make his decision in late August or early September.

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